Friday, November 28, 2008


The Malawi Library and Information Consortium Technology Research Group started studying KOHA, an Open Source library management software to assist libraries in Software. The pilot is being done by eIFL. Specifically, Mzuzu University is the pilot site. Mzuzu University has now installed Koha on Linux and have made some major configurations to their system.

Among the major lessons they have learnt are that one should pay attention to system preferences the installer is prompted to choose during installation. Malawi adopt it.

To date, the group has turned Malawi into a pilot country for Free and Open Source

Mzuzu University uses Library of Congress z3950. For more information on configuring Koha to access z3950 servers click here

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