Friday, December 30, 2011

Koha Adaptation Program

Library Automation Solution Using Open Source Software [KOHA]

Gravitec Labs is an Open Source Software Solution platform based in Gandhinagar is pleased to announce and launch "Koha Adaptation Program" for limited time bound for Academic and Public library automation.

About Koha software:
Koha is the first free and open source software library automation package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types and sizes, volunteers, groups, clubs and support companies from around the world. Visit software website:

What is "Koha Adaptation Program"?
This program is for libraries which are planning to automate their libraries in just 2 days. This is (As a time-bound program). The duration of this program is 16 hours (2 - days). And it is very simple. Invite our Koha Open Source Team Ambassador from Gravitec Labs, Gandhinagar to visit your library and finalize schedules for this program.

What should you do to enroll to this program?
Please visit our blog spear and enroll your library for the program. We shall have a meeting and feasibility check to implementing Koha at your site after conform registration.

What happens after Enrollment and Meeting?
On behalf of Gravitec Labs, we will do the following for your library centre:

Step 1
We will install the latest version of Koha on your Linux system (On well-known flavor).

Step 2
This is a 16 hour program (2 days). In this step we will train you on all the critical functionalities of library management. (# Charge bases)

Step 3
System Maintenance and Support:
We will provide you with information on process to get instant help from us. Maintaining Koha is very cost effective.

What are the costs involved in taking up this program?
Gravitec Labs does not charge anything for installation and its implementation only training shall be chargeable. Subsequently, it is not an absolutely free program. All you need is a decent Internet connection with at least two computer systems (one must Linux) with dependable configuration.

For any queries you may send us email to @

Wishing you a happy open source.

Warm regards

Thursday, June 9, 2011

DSpace Virtual Application

JumpBox for DSpace is a great way to run DSpace locally with a pre-built and pre-configured virtual application - swiftly deploy DSpace on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.
View this video for a quick tutorial on how to get started.

Get started with DSpace in minutes using JumpBox from Sean Tierney on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Installing DSpace 1.6. 2 on Window XP

1. Pre-requisite Software
You'll need to install following pre-requisite software:
·         Java SDK 1.6.x or later (standard SDK is fine, you don't need J2EE)

If you install PostgreSQL, it's recommended to select to install the pgAdmin III tool

·         Apache Ant 1.7.x or later. Unzip the package in C:\ and add C:\apache-ant-1.6.2\bin to the PATH environment variable. For Ant to work properly, you should ensure that JAVA_HOME is set.
·         Jakarta Tomcat 6.x or later
·         Apache Maven 2.0.8 or later

2. Installation Steps
  1. Download the DSpace source from SourceForge and untar it (WinZip will do this)
  2. Ensure the PostgreSQL service is running, and then run pgAdmin III (Start -> PostgreSQL 8.0 -> pgAdmin III). Connect to the local database as the postgres user and:
    • Create a 'Login Role' (user) called dspace with the password dspace
    • Create a database called dspace owned by the user dspace, with UTF-8 encoding  
  3. Update paths in [dspace-source]\dspace\config\dspace.cfg. Note: Use forward slashes / for path separators, though you can still use drive letters, e.g.:
dspace.dir = C:/DSpace
Make sure you change all of the parameters with file paths to suit, specifically:

  1. Create the directory for the DSpace installation (e.g. C:\DSpace)
  2. Generate the DSpace installation package by running the following from commandline (cmd) from your [dspace-source]/dspace/ directory:
6.  mvn package or install
Note #1: This will generate the DSpace installation package in your [dspace-source]/dspace/target/dspace-[version]-build.dir/ directory.
Note #2: Without any extra arguments, the DSpace installation package is initialized for PostgreSQL.
If you want to use Oracle instead, you should build the DSpace installation package as follows:
mvn package
  1. Initialize the DSpace database and install DSpace to [dspace] (e.g. C:\DSpace) by running the following from commandline from your [dspace-source]/dspace/target/dspace-[version]-build.dir/ directory:
8.  ant fresh_install
Note: to see a complete list of build targets, run
ant help
  1. Create an administrator account, by running the following from your [dspace] (e.g. C:\DSpace) directory
[dspace]\bin\dsrun org.dspace.administer.CreateAdministrator
and enter the required information
    • Alternatively, Tell your Tomcat installation where to find your DSpace web application(s). As an example, in the <Host> section of your [tomcat]/conf/server.xml you could add lines similar to the following (but replace [dspace] with your installation location):
o    <!-- DEFINE A CONTEXT PATH FOR DSpace JSP User Interface  -->
<Context path="/jspui" docBase="[dspace]webappsjspui" debug="0" reloadable="true" cachingAllowed="false" allowLinking="true"/>
<!-- DEFINE A CONTEXT PATH FOR DSpace OAI User Interface  -->
<Context path="/oai" docBase="[dspace]webappsoai" debug="0" reloadable="true" cachingAllowed="false" allowLinking="true"/>

  1. Start the Tomcat service
  2. Browse to either http://localhost:8080/jspui or http://localhost:8080/xmlui. You should see the DSpace home page for either the JSPUI or XMLUI, respectively
For more about DSpace please vist Dspace web page

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Club Members

Newly Added:  
HPU Digital Library, Haiphong Private University, Vietnam
1. DSpace Repository Lulwah, SA
2. Bharatesh Education Trust's Global Business School, Belgaum 
3. M N Dastur & Company (P) Ltd, Kolkata
4. Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
5. Trident Institute of Management Sciences, Belgaum
6. Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
7. R. K. College of Engineering & Technology, Rajkot
8. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum Univesity, Gandhinagar

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