[LIS-Forum] Developing Koha for Indian University Libraries
savitra.sirohi at osslabs.biz
Thu Sep 2 09:13:44 IST 2010
We have started work on a software development project to make Koha
suitable for use in University libraries in India. Development will
primarily be in the areas of:
Approvals and payments work-flow in Acquisitions
Tighter integration of Serials Subscriptions & Acquisitions
Article Indexing and Analytical records
Selective Dissemination of Information
The project has been initiated and significantly funded by RapidRadio
Solutions, a leading RFID technology provider to libraries in India.
Partial funding for analytical records has been provided by the
Mississippi Department of Archives and Records in the USA. This is
first case of sponsorship of Koha development by an Indian entity.
Such sponsorship is fairly common in the west, and most of Koha's
capabilities have been developed via such funding.
RapidRadio Solutions has also prepared requirements specifications
under the advice and guidance of following senior library
Dr. Anil Kumar, Librarian IIMA
Mr. F.R.Sumer, Deputy Librarian, NEHU Shillong.
Mr. Satish Deshpande,
Dr. T.S. Kumbar, Librarian DAIICT Gandhinagar
Mr. Kishor Satpathy, Librarian NIT Silchar.
Ms. Nabonita Guha, Librarian, JNCASR, Bangalore
Mr. Jitendra, Librarian, CIP Ranchi
All the software developed as part of this project will be contributed
for inclusion in upcoming Koha versions. We also intend to leverage
the expertise of the library community in India and the wider Koha
community by conducting the project in an public manner -
specifications and software will be available for review and testing
by any interested party.
We expect the new software to be available for use in 4-6 months time.
For any questions or comments on this projects, please feel free to contact me.
Nucsoft OSS Labs
Ph: +91 9740022664
Email: savitra.sirohi at osslabs.biz
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