The second KOHA Kenya training workshop will be held at Gretsa University in the University Library auditorium on Friday 29th May 2009 from 9.00AM to  4.30PM. The workshop will be facilitated by the Kenya Koha Community members.  The core areas to be covered in the workshop will include:

  • Integrating & Implementing FOSS In Libraries ()
  • Managing Digital Collection on Dspace
  • Cataloguing & Classification on Koha
  • Serial Management on Koha
  • among others.

Schedule: (Subject to Amendment)

  • 8.30 am — Arrival
  • 9.00 am — Introductions – – (By Stanley Macharia –Librarian Gretsa University.)
  • 9.00 -930 am –Koha Kenya  Overview & Review-  (By Benson)
  • 9.30 – 10.30 am  -Implementing Digital Content Management Systems in Libraries – (By Ken Rotich)
  • 10.30 am – 11.00 am — Tea Break
    11.00 -12.00 pm -Working on Dspace (Practicals) — (Ken Rotich / Abraham Kibe)
    12.00 – 1.00 pm -Introduction to Koha ILS // Serial Management on Koha (Ken / Benson)
  • 1.00pm -2.00 pm –Lunch Break
  • 2.00pm -3.00pm – Understanding Koha 3.0 & MARC21 (Theory) — (Tito Wawire)
  • 3.00pm -4.30pm – Practical Cataloguing & Classification on Koha 3.0 — (Tito Wawire)
  • 4.30pm –Integrated National Bibliographic Network —Mrs. Wakuraya Wanjohi
  • Responses, Way-foward & Closing Remarks


Entry is free. However participants must make their own arrangements for travel and meals. For planning purposes, participants should confirm their participation. Confirm Participation by e-Mail

How to Get to Gretsa University – Thika Campus:

From Nairobi: Option 1- Pick no.237 (marked Posta/Makongeni Direct) at the former KBS stage, alight at Gretsa Main Campus, main gate.  Option 2- Take no 237 alight in Thika Town.

From Thika Town – Near the Municipal Stadium get Matatu for Posta/Makongeni – alight at Engen/Gretsa Main Gate.

For more Information:

Call +254-721618073


2 Responses

  1. […] spotted that there is going to be another Koha workshop in Kenya next week. This will be the second workshop to be […]

  2. thanks a lot koha community in Kenya. please may I know when and where will you have another koha workshop especially within Nairobi so that Ican attend. very eager to know how to use koha in library system.

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