LibLime's Koha with Class starts off the Fall 2011 semester working with nine different library schools. Several of these schools will be participating in LibLime's Koha with Class program for the first time.
LibLime's Koha with Class program provides free support for the LibLime Koha with Class installations to library school faculty throughout the world to give them a chance to embed the use of an ILS into their coursework and curricula. Students gain practical experience with library automation software as they prepare to enter the library workforce.
Listed below are some of the Institutions providing LibLime's Koha with Class in library classes:
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- The Indian Statistical Institute
- Clarion University of Pennsylvania
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Indiana University Bloomington
- San Jose State University
- University of North Texas
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Wisconsin
- Drexel University
- University of Washington
From the Documentation Research & Training Centre of the Indian Statistical Institute, at the Bangalore Centre (DRTC) Pradeep Balaji B said "I would like to thank the LibLime team very much for this generous LibLime Koha with Class program, which would go a long way in training and learning among us in the institute".
He then stated "Cataloguing Theory & Practice paper is part of the course for the first year M.S. Library and Information Science Students. In this course, I assist Prof. K.S. Raghavan in practice sessions. My classes are planned to familiarize the students with MARC and AACR2 cataloguing codes. With Koha getting more popular in India as free ILMS with its amazing features of support of Unicode-compliance for Indic script, superior cataloguing module of creating records, importing records from other cooperatives, it would be more beneficial for the students, learning by a live demonstration than manual practice".
DRTC is a premier library science school in India, founded by father of library science in India.
To learn more about Koha with Class refer to: http://www.liblime.com/for-students
About LibLime - PTFS
LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world's leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.