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Koha 3: Opportunities for Librarians

The release of Koha 3 is not a new story and its popularity among the librarians of the world is increasing day by day due to its powerful framework, stability, ease of use and the flexibility to customize the different modules.

But according to our observation and discussion with professional librarians at Islamabad/Lahore, Pakistani librarians are hesitating to use it due to the following reasons:

  • Its Windows version is not available
  • Most of librarians are not trained to run Linux or Linux-based softwares

Inpage to Unicode Converter — a wondorful software by a brilliant Pakistani student

Salman Humdullah, BCS final semester student at FAST National University, Lahore is a very talented student. He developed a world class Inpage to Unicode Converter during his vacations after the exams of Intermediate in late 2003 when he was only 18 years old.

Dr. Kanwal Selected as Prof. of LIS

As reported by Nosheen Fatima Warraich Lecture/ PhD Student , Dr. Kanwal Ameen has been selected as a professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore. We congratulate her on her brilliant success on behalf of LISolutions.

May GOD bless her more successes in her life

Admin LISolutions

“Pakistan has world’s larges WiMAX network – Will America catch up?” – Tech Lahore

Doesn’t that headline just put a smile on your face? You’re not the only one. It’s great to see that the significant human effort augmented by billions of dollars invested in Pakistan’s IT infrastructure and skill-development are bearing tangible fruit. There are several areas where Pakistan is leading the pack already, and others where it is threatening to……

Sad Demise of Dr. Syed Jalaluddin Haider (Dr. Kanwal Amin’s view )

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 11:16 PM, Kanwal Ameen wrote:

How painful is to percieve that the PERSON who had plans to come to lahore in december just 4 months ago and was normally healthy is no more to do so.

I wont be getting any emails “Enquiring welfare” if not in touch for more than 2 weeks, and asking about any news regarding dept, journal, writings, going somewhere, etc. He would say, “Librarianship is my life and always keep me informed even of little happenings”.

Sad Demise of Dr. Syed Jalaluddin Haider

(As reported by Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood)
Dear Colleagues,

With deep sorrow and grief I share with you that Dr. Syed Jalaluddin Haider passed away some minutes before in Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi. (November 17, 2008 09:00 PM app)

Inna Lillah-he wa Inna Ilaihe Rajeyon
(انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون).

His janazah prayer will be offered at Masjid Bab ul Ilm, Five Star Chowrangi, North Nazimabad, Karachi after Zohar prayer on Tuesday, November 18.

For contact: Syed Attaullah, Librarian, Aga Khan University at 0300-2348234

Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood

HITEC Libraries are now online using Koha ILS

It is a great news to share with you that HITEC (Heavy Industries Taxila Education City) Libraries are now online using Free and Open-Source Koha ILS. This is due to the hard efforts made by Anwar Ejaz sb and PAKLAG ( team.

We congratulate all the team on this success.

The OPAC can be accessed at

More information about HITEC can be found at

(Note: The above link is no more valid as of today at March 2, 2009 01:20 PM PST)

Govt to set up libraries at union council level: CM

Chief Minister of Punjab has announced that Govt of Punjab will setup libraries at Union Council Level. Being Library Professional, what are your views about this announcement?