• Islamabad, Pakistan
  • +92 3458555800
  • kohapakistan@gmail.com

Call for Papers/Presentations

Call for Papers

Original papers on the theme and sub-themes given below or any other issue(s) related to the theme of the Conference, based on practice/theory/research in the field, may be submitted for presentation and/or publication. User and case studies relating to the Conference theme will also be accepted.

Theme: Open Source Management Software Koha & Sub-Themes:

  1. Prospects and Problems of Implementation of Open Sources ILMS
  2. Installation/Working of Koha and DSpace in Different Operating Systems
  • Overview and Implementation of Koha (Configuration, Features, Different Modules, Advantages,
  1. Limitations, Problems, Alternatives, Upgrading and Management Issues & Problems.
  2. Managing Different Types of Libraries with Koha, Managing Multiple Libraries in Same Administration through Koha and Experience in Using Koha
  3. Koha Back-up with Local and Remote Locations as well as Back-up Restoration
  • MARC 21, RDA & Koha – Creating Different ISBD Frameworks for Different Kinds of Items, Open Source technologies
  • Comparative Study between Open Source and Proprietary Library Management Software
  1. Koha Mobile Application, SMS and Email Services through Koha, Migration from other Software to Koha and Different Versions of Koha and their Upgradation
  2. Koha as CMS, Koha Plug-ins, EDS Integration, Creating Your Own Consortium with Koha
  3. Koha with DSpace, Joomla, VuFind etc.; Creating Digital Libraries through Koha Elastic Search and Koha
  • RFID and Biometric Integration through Koha, Discovery Tool and Koha and New Service Generation through Koha
  • Koha Enhancement, Introduction to CSS, XSLT, Koha Web Hosting and Cloud Computing; Managing Koha in Cloud and Koha Crowd Funding
  • Koha Community; Koha Discussion Forum in Social Media, Indigenous Support Services for Koha, Service Satisfaction of Koha Users

Paper Format, Fonts and other Information:

  • A signed declaration must be sent along with the paper addressing General Secretary of Bengal Library Association mentioning that the paper has not been published before or submitted anywhere else for publication. However, each submitted paper will be sent to the Review Committee and the Review Committee reserves all the rights to accept, edit or reject any paper and it is the total discretion of Review Committee to select paper only for presentation or both for presentation and publication. Only soft copy of paper will be accepted and the paper must be sent to: paksitankohacon@gmail.com with the heading ‘Paper for Pakistan Kohacon19’ within April 05, 2019.
S No Details Important date Remarks
1 Date of the conference 26-27 April 2019
2 Full Paper final Submission April 05,2019
3 Acceptance notification April 10, 2019
4 Registration Start March 1st 2019
5 Late Registration April 20 2019
6 Walk in registration April 26 2019

Registration Fee (Without Accommodation)

The number of participants is limited and admission is strictly on a first-come-first served basis Category

S No Category Registration Remarks
1 For LIS working Professional 2000
2 Late Registrations 3000
On Spot Registration 3500
2 For LIS Students without training kit 1500
  Late Registrations 2000
On Spot Registration 2500
3 For Sponsored 10000
4 Outside Country 100 $
5 Retired LIS Professional 1500
6 Registrations along with Dinner International/National Delegations 3500

All accepted papers will be published in the International Journal. The journals name will be announce soon.

The Conference registration covers Conference proceedings, Conference kit, and admission to all technical sessions, lunch, tea and tiffin during the Conference. The registration doesn’t cover accommodation, transportation, etc.