On behalf of the Organizing and Advisory Committee of “2nd International Conference on Koha and other Open Source Software” , we feel great pleasure in welcoming IT professionals, , Information Specialist and LIS professional to National Library of Pakistan Islamabad . It is, indeed, a great honor for us to host 2nd International conference on Koha and other open source software which will take place on April 26 – 27, 2019 at National Library of Pakistan,Islamabad.The conference is a mega event on open source especially with reference to Koha and DSpace Community within Pakistan and Central Asia. The conference will attract many delegates from all over the country as well as abroad.The conference will deliberate on open source applications in the field of library & information science. The conference aims at sharing and exploring new functionalities, training projects, active collaboration and use of open source ILS especially Koha in order to encourage new developments in OSS in all kind of organizations.
The Conference will provide an international forum where a diverse community of professionals from academia, industry,and the public sector may come together to share research and practical experiences. The conference will serve as forum to provide information and education to practitioners, identify directions for further research, and to be an ongoing platform for technology transfer, no matter which form of FLOSS is being pursued.
Number of renowned world class plenary speakers, established Keynote speakers, prominent Invited speakers and fresh contributors will present their papers.Variety of poster presentations . workshops and special sessions would also be organized for interest of the participants.
Progress in Open Source Technologies is always linked to the progress and welfare of human civilization. Future advances in multiple disciplines of science,humanities and engineering depend critically on the availability of superior materials. The aim of the Open Source Technologies is to promote quality research and real-world impact in an atmosphere of true international cooperation between scientists , engineers and institutions by bringing together the world class researchers, International Communities and industry heads to discuss the latest developments and innovations in the fields of Open Source Technologies
I hope that Kohacon Paksitan-2019 will serve as an international platform for networking researchers around the glob, widen professional content and create new opportunities of collaborations, improvements and progress.
We are looking forward seeing you at Kohacon Paksitan-2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Syed Ghyour Hussain
Director National Library of Pakistan