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MLA Koha training 2012

A three-day training program on Koha integrated Library System has been held, organised jointly by the Maldives Library Association in coordination with the National Library of Maldives. The program was held at the computer laboratory at Village College QI campus.

The program was conducted from 3 to 5 June 2012 with sessions extending from 8:30am to 3:30pm for the three days.


Thirty participants from a number of different institutions took part in this program. It is also noteworthy that the training participants include 12 staff from other parts of the Maldives.

The training was conducted by Mr Nitesh Rijal (software engineer) from Nepzilla solutions, Nepal; assisted by Fathimath Nashfa and Ahmed Rasheed. A session to introduce the concepts of library cataloguing and MARC was delivered by Athiyya Shakeel.

# Name Designation Institution
As part of Koha Project 2012
1 Sheereena Abdul Azeez Library Assistant Dharumavantha School, Malé
2 Mohamed Shimad Computer Technician Dharumavantha School, Malé
3 Mariyam Shaira Library Assistant Muhyiddin School, Villimalé
4 Mohamed Rifshan Assistant Computer Technician Muhyiddin School, Villimalé
5 Aishath Riyaaz Library Assistant Haa Alif Atoll Education Centre, HA. Dhidhdhoo
6 Aminath Naahidha Librarian Trainee Haa Alif Atoll Education Centre, HA. Dhidhdhoo
7 Ali Naahidh Librarian Trainee Hulhudhuffaaru School, R. Hulhudhuffaaru
8 Ahmed Sunil I.T. Technician Hulhudhuffaaru School, R. Hulhudhuffaaru
9 Hafsa Hanim Librarian Iskandar School, Malé
10 Hussain Visam Ast Computer Technician Iskandar School, Malé
11 Nasreena Assistant Librarian Gaafu Alif Atoll Education Centre
12 Mohamed Akram Ast Computer Technician Gaafu Alif Atoll Education Centre
13 Azra Mohamed Assistant Librarian Addu High School, S. Hithadhoo
14 Sinan Shihab Computer Technician Addu High School, S. Hithadhoo
15 Abdullah Mubah Muhthaar Assistant Computer Technician Vilufushee School, Th. Vilufushee
16 Rugiyya Ashfa Librarian Assistant Vilufushee School, Th. Vilufushee
17 Aminath Shazina Assistant Librarian Dhivehi Bahuge Academy, Malé
18 Anas Mohamed Assistant Computer Technician Dhivehi Bahuge Academy
19 Aishath Laoa Library Assistant Villa College, Malé
20 Ismail Shifau Senior IT Officer Villa College, Malé
Other Participants
21 Saud Najih Adam Librarian The MNU Library, Malé
22 Mariyam Ihusana Assistant Librarian The MNU Library, Malé
23 Adam Shahid Computer Technician National Library, Malé
24 Zulhana Adam Assistant Librarian National Library, Malé
25 Mohamed Aameen Assistant Librarian National Library, Malé
26 Firushan Thaufeeq Cashier National Library, Malé
27 Aishath Rifza Assistant Librarian Maldives Broadcasting Corporation
28 Aminath Abdul Haadhee Librarian Ghiyasuddin International High School, Malé
29 Aminath Shiruhana Assistant Librarian Hiriya School, Malé
30 Yumna Habeeb Assistant Administrative Office Centre for Higher Secondary Education, Malé

Participants and resource persons of Koha ILS training, 3 to 5 June 2012

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MLA Koha Project 2012: Call for expression of interest in providing technical support and training on Koha ILS

Reference number: 02/MLA/2012

MLA Koha Project 2012

Call for expression of interest in providing technical support and training on Koha ILS

Terms of Reference for the interested party are as follows:

  1. Data conversion from .csv to Koha – for a maximum of 10 libraries
  2. Setup of individual Koha databases for 10 libraries
  3. Provision of combined search facility for the 10 libraries
  4. Online support to the MLA Koha project coordination team for the duration of the completion of work (approximately 6 months).
  5. Physical on-site hands-on training and support to the MLA Koha project coordination team for a duration not less than 2 weeks.
  6. Physical on-site Koha training to the staff of the 10 libraries. The training will be conducted in Malé, Maldives to a maximum of 25 participants. The duration of the training shall be a minimum of 3 days (7 hr sessions per day).
  7. Greenstone Digital Library software expertise will be an added advantage.

What the MLA will provide:

  1. Economy return air ticket from the country of origin of the selected party (only for one person).
  2. Accommodation, food, & local hospitality during the on-site visit.
  3. Infrastructure required for the setup of the databases as stated above.
  4. Training facility, with individual workstations for the participants.
  5. Local resource person with a fair knowledge of Koha ILS for the necessary coordination and support during the on-site visit.

The on-site visit would need to be adjusted between the duration from
24 May 2012 to 9 June 2012.

The tentative dates for the training (item “6” above) are 3-7 June 2012.

Interested parties should send an expression of interest in writing with a price quotation before April 24, 2012, to:
Maldives Library Association,
National Library, 1 FL Museum Building,
Medhuziyaaraih magu, Male’, Maldives.

E-mail submission will also be accepted. Please e-mail to:

For further information please write to the e-mail address above, or call the project coordinator Aminath Riyaz on 7765181.

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