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Date of this Version

6-22-2020

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To

The Editor-in-Chief

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal),

Sub: Submission of Manuscript for Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Reference:

1. Paper Title: Customization of Koha Online Public Access Catalogue: An Experimental Study

2. Author’s name: Dr. Anupam Chanda

5. Affiliation(s), Mailing address of Author(s): Assam Don Bosco University, Airport Road, Azara, Guwahati, Assam, India-781017

Dear Editor,

With reference to the above, please find my submission of a paper for possible publications in Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). I have read the “Author Instructions” of the journal. I hereby affirm that the content of this manuscript is original. Furthermore, it has been neither published elsewhere fully or partially nor any language nor submitted for publication (fully or partially) elsewhere simultaneously.

Thanking you with Regards

Dr. Anupam Chanda

Librarian

Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Email: anupamchnd1988@gmail.com

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8500-358X

Scopus Author ID: 57211170475

Mo: +91 7002039631

Abstract

Purpose: An online public access catalogue (OPAC) is an online database of all the resources and materials available in a particular library. OPAC could potentially replace the old fashioned card catalogue as a means of helping library users to find the resources which they want. The purpose of the study is to explore various aspects of the customization of Koha OPAC.

Methodology: An experimental research method has been adopted for the study to customize the OPAC. HTML, Java and CSS coding has been used as a command to customize the front view of the OPAC.

Findings: Koha OPAC is distributed into six parts namely Header, Left (Upper & Bottom) Navigation, Main User Block (The centre area of the OPAC where content will be written), Right Navigation and Footer. The technology is highly interactive for editing provision to a library professional with less experience in advanced programming skills.

Originality: The customization process enables the fellow professional to get acquainted with new features to utilize the potential of Koha, and at the same time it helps the users to find the useful open access e-resource links in one platform, they can easily search through a single click which will save the time of the users as well as they need not remember the URL for these e-resource platforms or databases.

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