Happily, welcome St. Pius X College, Rajapuram (P.O), Kasaragod Dt., Kerala – 671 532, India. to the cloud-hosted koha service.
Migrated 16,318 catalog data from BookMagic software to the latest koha
The library has a well-established library that caters to the need of undergraduate and post-graduate students, research scholars, and faculty. The college library has a collection of about 15833 books and 81 journals and Magazines in various disciplines of science and humanities. Services such as the lending of books and journals, reading room, reprographic facilities, and bibliographic reference and information are rendered by the library. The students and staff also can have access to the National Library and Information Service Infrastructure of Scholarly Content (N-LIST) through INFLIBNET. The library offers Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) – a computerized catalog service. Most of the books in the library are bar-coded. This helps the circulation counter in issue and return of books quickly. Members are given bar-coded ID cards and books are issued on producing the ID cards.
I am happy to announce that Santhigiri College, Vazhithala, Thodupuzha has chosen me for the cloud-hosted koha support provider. The entire legacy data from SOUL was migrated over to Koha ILS.
About the Library
Santhigiri library consists of a large number of books on Information Technology, Social Work, Management, Psychology, Religion, Accountancy, and general themes. Our library also has several international and national journals, magazines, newspapers, and CDs. Internet connection in the library enables the students to have online access to global resources. The library is open from 8.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
It is my pleasure to had a session in the 10 days of Koha online training program (Malayalam) conducted by unity services, changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala. My session was on “Getting Started with Koha in the Cloud” under which I tried to convince the candidates about the factors which are taken into consideration while working with the cloud. the following areas have been discussed in the session along with a practical demonstration.
How to deploy a VPS/Cloud Server
How to register a Domain name
An introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Upcloud
Things to do after getting a VPS/Cloud server
Koha installation – domain based
Setting up FREE SSL Certificate
Of course, It was a nice experience with Dr. Vimal Kumar sir, Mr. Subeesh Gopinathan, and the entire candidates. although my session was purely a technical side, I hope candidates could have understood what are the things that are being done behind the configuration at least.
Unity Services Changanassery conducting online training on Koha ILS from October 1 to 10. The training will teach you the preparations for installing koha, basics of Linux, detailed study of all modules, data security provisions, and how to handle the Malayalam language in Koha software.
It is my pleasure to be the backend support for the cloud-based koha platform for the training program
Besides, you will be provided a Koha user guide (Unleashing Koha: the complete library solution)
Dr.Vimal Kumar V has been teaching and writing about Linux and Koha for more than 15 years. A library professional and an expert in Free and Open Source software. His Koha Geek blog is trendy among the Library and Information Science community.
Mr. Subeesh Gopinathan is a tech-savvy young library professional. He is interested in knowing and understanding technology changes. He explores and experiments the Linux-based operating systems and Open Source solutions in libraries. Also acts as a resource person for Koha training programs.