STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre, (PASTIC), a subsidiary of Pakistan Science Foundation, PSF, has recently organized a training workshop on the KOHA open source Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) software.
The objective of the workshop was to acquaint the library and information personnel with information handling and management techniques for enabling the participants to automate their libraries using KOHA software.
KOHA is one of the premiere integrated library system software solutions in the world.
On the occasion, speakers and experts delivered lectures on key modules – Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serials Control and OPAC. A total of 25 librarians representing different SandT libraries of the country attended the training workshop.
Professor Dr. Aslam Baig, Chairman Department of Physics, QAU, appreciated the services of PASTIC as information provider. He urged the librarians to discourage the act of plagiarism.
Habib Jafferi, Sr Librarian at PASTIC, said that this training will help librarians to make better use of KOHA for building ILMS in order to achieve data exchange and better management of their libraries.
Director General, PASTIC, Dr. Khalil Ahmad Ibupoto, said that PASTIC is planning to further improve the capacity of library professionals by such trainings in near future.

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