Sher Afzal Khan

More than 14 years of professional experience in the field of information sciences, knowledge management, information communications technologies, open source technologies, research & development lead trainer and consultant open source technologies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustee and Vice Chairman Reed Pakistan, founder of “Koha Pakistan”, winner of IEEE, Emerald and other international awards winners. He has in-depth command on supporting consulting open source software and has successfully completed more than 40 open source software projects both nationally and internationally. He is also Country Ambassador for DSpace OS software by MIT University USA for Pakistan, has conducted more than 100 workshops and training sessions, and has been invited guest speak at many international conferences in places such as Uzbekistan, UEA, USA, Philippines, Greece, Germany, and many more countries. Professional skills: Knowledge management, automation and digitization, information literacy, open source software specialist, data conversion, customization of WordPress technologies and HTML 5, proposal writing, and citation management.

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Day 2, 12:00-12:25pm: User perceptions and experience with Koha Integrated Library Management System adoption: An experience from Pakistan - Sher Afzal Khan (pre-recorded, online)

This study aims to find out the reasons for adopting Koha ILS, determines the problems faced by libraries during its implementation, and gets the perceptions of librarians about the performance of Koha in Pakistan. The result will be discussed with the international community regarding the adoptions of Koha in Pakistan. The study will comprise all Pakistan librarian and libraries which are currently using Koha ILS in libraries. The main issue will be highlighted regarding the option of Koha ILS. The research will provide a brief picture of libraries’ perceptions about Koha adoption and satisfaction levels. The selection, implementation, and usage of the Koha software in their libraries.

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