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About Us

Koha kenya is an Association of information managers, librarians and Information Technology specialists whose main goal is to foster the diffusion of open source technology in libraries and Information Centers across Kenya. Emphasis is laid on Koha as the Integrated Library System of choice because of its standard features and ability to enable greater co-operation and sharing of information resources.

As at October 2008, Koha Kenya is under a caretaker committee mandated to increase the number of institutions and members within this network even as the community lays down a strategy to penetrate other parts of the country and the region to popularize open source for libraries.

Some Libraries Using KOHA in Kenya

Ausi Edu -Kenya– https://nexus.ausied.com:7000/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl http://library.ausied.com/

SIDAREC Library-Kenya — http://koha.hio.no/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl

Strathmore University- Kenya– http://www.library.strathmore.edu/#

Tangaza College – Kenya — http://www.tangaza.org/

Shalom Institute – Kenya – http://www.shalominstitute.org/sharedoc.php

St. Paul’s University Library – Kenya – http://www.stpaulslimuru.ac.ke

National Assembly Library – Kenya

Kenya Revenue Authority – Kenya

IAT – Kenya – http://www.iat.co.ke/

Symphony – Kenya http://www.symphony.co.ke/

Gretsa University – Kenya http://library.gretsauniversity.ac.ke

Institute of Policy Analysis and Research Resource Centre Library – http://87.255.125.15:8080/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl

Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC)  http://resources.khrc.or.ke

Kenya Methodist University  http://library.kemu.ac.ke

Jomo-Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

KOHA Support in Kenya

Kenya Koha Community offers invaluable commercial and non-commercial support for Koha especially implementation and training. To get premium commercial technical support, in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda,  Busara Core Solutions will be ideal. It is the only listed commercial Koha support company in the region. See Koha Community Support Companies at – http://koha-community.org/support/paid-support/continent/#africa

 There are few local commercial support options, however, it is expected that with increased use and adoption of Koha, support will be readily available in the coming years.

7 Responses

  1. I want to become a member of the Koha Kenya Society. What is the procedure to become a member? What are the requirements?

    • Go to the homepage, enter your email at the yahoogroups join button and click join. or simply click here

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Koha_Kenya/join

  2. Benson,National assembly are not yet on KOHA but they wanted to go that route.

  3. Dear Sir,

    I’m from Bangladesh. I want to install koha on debian linux distribution as an stand alone computer without Internet connection. But I don’t get any proper or step by step documentation (should be easy to understand) about it. In this regards could any one help me please.

  4. Hi Benson,
    Please not that our library address has now changed to http://library.ausied.com. Please update accordingly.
    Tks
    Beatrice Amollo

  5. Innovation nowdays is the in thing in libraries. Institutute of Policy Analysis and Research Resource Centre Library is on KOHA
    Official Website http://www.ipar.or.ke
    OPAC: http://87.255.125.15:8080/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl

    Please include in your list of libraries who are using KOHA

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