Olton, Birmingham United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 18, 2011 -- Koha 3 Library Management System is a new book from Packt that will help users to take control of their libraries with the Koha library management system. Written By Savitra Sirohi and Amit Gupta, this book is a sufficient guide for configuring Koha and understanding software maintenance, customization, and other advanced topics such as LDAP and Internationalization.
Koha is the first full-featured open source integrated library system (ILS that was created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand. It is widely used for efficiently managing libraries and includes features like modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, various Web 2.0 facilities like tagging and RSS feeds and customizable search.
Koha 3 Library Management System covers various aspects of Koha including installation, configuration, application administration and data migration. This book starts off with the installation and configuration of the LAMP stack and goes on to provide an insight into advanced topics such as LDAP integration and Internationalization. Furthermore, this practical guide also covers topics such as data migration of catalog records troubleshooting, software maintenance and software customization.
Using this book, administrators will be able to install, configure, and test drive the Zebra Search Engine to improve the searching capabilities of their Koha application. Additionally, this book will enable administrators to set up their Koha server as a Z39.50 server and customize their software, in order to share with the outside world.
Packed with multiple screenshots and plenty of sample codes with detailed explanation, this book is ideal for Linux system administrators, who wish to install Koha and require help with specific aspects to set it up. The book is out now and available from Packt. To read more about it, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/koha-3-library-management-system/book.