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Conference Schedule

 Conference Schedule

Pakistan KohaCon’19,

26-27 April 2019

Inaugural Session 

26 April 2019 (Friday),

Time: 08:00 am – 10:30 am

Session Secretary: Zakria Qasmi

Registration of Participants 08:00 AM
Guests to be Seated 09:00 AM
Tilawat e Quran Hakeem  09:10 AM
National Anthem 09:20 AM
Welcome Note by Sher Afzal Khan Conference Secretary  09:25 AM
Address by Key Note Speaker Mr Yusuf Hussain CEO Ignite
09:40 AM

Address by the Chief Guest

Senator Dr. Meher Taj Roghani

09:50 AM
Address by Syed Ghyour Hussain Conference Chair 10: 20 AM
Refreshment 10:30 AM


Session: 1 (11:00 am – 01:00 pm)

Session Chair: Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh, Director General PASTIC

                              Session Co Chair: Mr. Kazim Syed, Chief Librarian UOG

                                Guest of Honor: Ahmad Jawad CEO Beyond the Horizon
                                              Session Secretary: Ms Gul Naz  

Time Details
11:00 – 11:20 Chris Cormack’s  Catalyst IT, New Zealand (Koha Original Developer)
11:20 – 11:40 George H. Williams (President Koha-US )
11:40 – 12:00 Case Study: Ayub Agricultural Research Institute In-House Digital Library(The Largest In-House Digital Library of Pakistan in Agriculture Sector)  by Ch Muhammad Nadeem Akhtar
12:00 – 12:20 Perceptions Assessment of library professionals about Koha Integrated Library Management Software in Jamshoro Education City Liaquat Ali Rahoo & Sher Afzal
12:20 – 12:40  Implementation of Koha OSS: personal experiences with Koha at central library Islamia College University Peshawar By Zeeshan Ullah    
12:40 – 01:00

01:00 – 02:00

Question Answer & remarks by Session Chair

Prayer & Lunch Break.

Session: 2 (02:00 pm– 04:00 pm)

Session Chair: Dr Asad Khan, Assistant Professor University of Peshawar 

Session Co  Chair: Hafiz Abdur Rahman, Chief Librarian COMSATS 

Guest of Honor: Dr Ejaz Miraj, UET Lahore
Session Secretary: Muhammad Tariq

Time Details
02:00 – 02:20

“Largest Koha Installation Experiences of 1130 Public Libraries of Turkey” by Mengü YAZICIOĞLU DEVINIM

02:20 – 02:40 “Challenges and problems in transferring an In House System based Digital Catalogue into Open Source system (Koha) A case study of BHL By: Prof. Malahat Kaleem Sherwani, Ms. Ammarah Siddiqui and Ms. Amna Shamim
02:40 – 03:00 A Librarian’s Anecdote of Koha-ILMS Implementation at Commecs: A Case Study  (My journey from a manual library to an automated library eased by Koha-ILMS) by Sana Afsheen  HOD (LIBRARY) COMMECS COLLEGE
03:00 – 03: 20 “Blending New Features with Koha ILMS” by Dr. S. Ravikumar From India Meghalaya Expert: Koha, DSpace, Moodle, Drupal, and Greenston
03:20 – 03:40 “Problems and Prospect during Migration Proprietary Library Software to Koha Library Management” by Hirak Jyoti Hazarika Research Scholar Department of Library & Information Science North – Eastern Hill University Shillong
03:40 – 04:00 Question Answer & remarks by Session Chair


Second Day : 27 April 2019 (Saturday),

Session: 3 (09:00 – 11:00) 

Session Chair: Dr Perviz Ahmed

                                   Session Co Chair: Mr. Asif Munir, Director Library PEHEC

                                  Guest of Honor: Dr Muhammad Ramzan Director QEC UCP

                                                             Session Secretary: Zakria Qasmi



09:00 – 09:20 Pakistan Research Repository Using Open Source Software By Syed Iftikhar Ali Shah
09:20 – 09:40 “Open Source Technologies adoptions in the era of big data” by Khurshid Ahmad (胡西)  Nanjing University China.
09:40 – 10:00 “PASTIC Cloud Koha” by Mr. Habib Jafery, Principle Librarian PASTIC, Islamabad 
10:00 – 10:20 Question Answer & remarks by Session Chair
10:20 – 11:00 Refreshment

Session: 4 (:11:00 – 01:30)

Session Chair:Dr Midrar Ullah

Session Co Chair: Mr Nushad Ghazafar Chief Librarian BZU

Guest of Honor: Ms Malahat Kaleem Sherwani Ex Chair Person UOK
Session Secretary: Zakria Qasmi

Time Details
11:00 – 11:20 Nur Ahammad  From  Bangladesh “Koha and Open Source implementation experience from Bangladesh”
11:20 – 11:40  Sonia BOUIS (France) President Koha France 
11:40 – 12:00 Question Answer & remarks by Session Chair
12:00 – 01:30 Prayer & Lunch Break

Session: 5 (01:30 – 04:00)

Session Chair: Dr Saeed Ullah Jan, HoD, Dept. of LIS, KKK University Karak 

Session Co Chair: Mr Ashfaq Hussain 

Guest of Honor: Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad
Session Secretary:Mr Asif Iqbal Deputy Registrar High Court Islamabad



1:30 – 2:30

How Technology is Changing the Role of Librarians (Expert Penal  Discussion)

  • Mr Anwar Ejaz
  •  Sher Afzal Malak
  • Habib Jaffery
  • Zakria Qasmi
2:30 – 3:30

Session: 6 (03:30 – 04:30)

Session Chair: Dr Sajid Mirza  

Session Co Chair:  Dr Amjid Khan Khalil

Guest of Honor: Mr. Farrukh Dall
Session Secretary: 

Supporting Open Source Technology for Libraries (Expert Penal  Discussion)

  • Mr. Rana Shafique
  • Mr. Zaheer Ahmad
  • Mr. Sher Afzal Khan
  • Mr. Zeeshan Ullah
  • Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad
3:30 – 04:00 Question Answer & remarks by Session Chair and way forward 

 Closing Session,

27 April 2019 (Saturday),

Time: 04:00 pm – 05:15 pm

Session Secretary: Zakria Qasmi 

Guests to be Seated 04:00 PM
Tilawat e Quran Hakeem & National Anthem 04:10 PM
Conference Report By  Conference Secretary  Sher Afzal Khan  04:20 PM
Address by Key Note Speaker 04:30 PM
Address by the Chief Guest  04:40 PM
Closing Remarks by Syed Ghyour Hussain Conference Chair 04:55 PM
Shields Distribution 05:00 PM
Refreshment 05:15 PM