Call for Papers

Original papers on the theme and sub-themes given below or any other issue(s) related to the theme of the Conference, based on practice/theory/research in the field, may be submitted for presentation and/or publication. User and case studies relating to the Conference theme will also be accepted.

Theme: Use of open Source Applications in Information Science/Information Management :

  1. Prospects and Problems of Implementation of Open Sources ILMS
  2. Installation/Working of Koha and DSpace in Different Operating Systems
  3. Overview and Implementation of Koha (Configuration, Features, Different Modules, Advantages,
  4. Limitations, Problems, Alternatives, Upgrading and Management Issues & Problems.
  5. Managing Different Types of Libraries with Koha, Managing Multiple Libraries in Same Administration through Koha and Experience in Using Koha
  6. Koha Back-up with Local and Remote Locations as well as Back-up Restoration
  7. MARC 21, RDA & Koha – Creating Different ISBD Frameworks for Different Kinds of Items, Open Source technologies
  8. Comparative Study between Open Source and Proprietary Library Management Software
  9. Koha Mobile Application, SMS and Email Services through Koha, Migration from other Software to Koha and Different Versions of Koha and their Up gradation
  10. Koha as CMS, Koha Plug-ins, EDS Integration, Creating Your Own Consortium with Koha
  11. Koha with DSpace, Joomla, VuFind etc.; Creating Digital Libraries through Koha Elastic Search and Koha
  12. RFID and Biometric Integration through Koha, Discovery Tool and Koha and New Service Generation through Koha
  13. Koha Enhancement, Introduction to CSS, XSLT, Koha Web Hosting and Cloud Computing; Managing Koha in Cloud and Koha Crowd Funding
  14. Koha Community; Koha Discussion Forum in Social Media, Indigenous Support Services for Koha, Service Satisfaction of Koha Users


Instructions for Paper Presenters

A signed declaration must be sent along with the paper/abstract ensuring Secretary Scientific Program Committee that the paper has not been published before or submitted anywhere else for publication. However, each submitted paper will be sent to the ‘Review Committee’ and the Review Committee reserves all the rights to accept, edit or reject any paper/abstract (both for presentation and publication). Only soft copy of paper/abstract will be accepted and the paper must be sent to Secretary Scientific

 Program Committee via email:  and with the heading ‘Paper for Pakistan Kohacon2020’. Paper Format, font size etc should be according to APA 6th ed.  

We will review all of your submissions for talks.
Formats called for will include:

Conference talks: 25 minutes
Lightning talks: 5-7 minutes
Workshops: teach something, learn something

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Important date



Conference Dates  

16-17 & 18 April 2020



Abstract Submission

February 28, 2020



Abstract Acceptance Notification

March 30, 2020



Full Paper Submission

March 15, 2020



Early bird Registration

March 01, 2020



Late Registration

March 15, 2020



Walk in registration

April 16, 2020


All accepted papers will be published in the International Journal/ HEC recognised journals.

The Conference registration covers Conference proceedings, Conference kit, and admission to all technical sessions, lunch, tea and tea during the Conference. The registration doesn’t cover accommodation, transportation, etc.


Secretary Scientific Program Committee (Pakistan Kohacon2020)

Dr. Amjid Khan Department of Library and Information Sciences Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad [PAKISTAN]

ASIS&T Membership Award Winner (2015)

First Place Paper Contest Award Winner of ASIS&T SIG-III (2015)

Assistant Editor International Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (IJoLIS)

Email: Office Contact #: 051-9057235