[PLUG] [off-topic] Koha Setup for community Library

Sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 09:40:31 PST 2012


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Neependra Khare <neependra.khare at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We are planning to setup community library for Akshar
> Bharati.<http://www.aksharbharati.org/> It
> is an
> initiative to nurture the reading habits in children between age group 5-15
> years from underprivileged and remote areas by facilitating access to good
> non-academic literature.
>
> Akshar Bharari Community Library is our another initiative by which we can
> have books for ourselves and have free books for people around us who can
> not afford to pay. For more details you can look at
> http://neependra.net/?p=368
>
> We wanted to setup a library management software for the same and it looks
> KOHA is best suited for us. I have following questions :-
>
> 1. Is there any solution provider with whom we can buy the hosting, support
> for KOHA?
> 2. If we wanted deploy our own KOHA solution on cloud then what would be
> the best
>    approach?
>
>
If the setup is small, KOHA is actually an overkill.
You can consider other lightweight library management software.

A list was available on the UNESCO FOSS portal earlier. Should be there
with some updated/added software now.

Regards
-Sudhanwa


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