Professor Varun Sahni

Vice-Chancellor, Goa University, Goa.

Professor Y. V. Reddy

Registrar, Goa University, Goa.

Conference Team

About LTC 2018


Library Technology Conclave (LTC 2018) is a continuation of Koha Conclave instituted by Informatics in 2016 as an annual event. The first Koha Conclave was held in Bangalore in February 2016. The second was held in Pune in partnership with the Information Resource Centre - TCS, Pune. At this second Conclave it was decided to rename the conclave with expanded scope as Library Technology Conclave (LTC), to be held annually in partnership with a leading library & Information Centre.

LTC 2018 will be held as jointly organized event by Goa University Library, Panaji, Goa and Informatics Group, Bangalore

To present and discuss state-of-the-art tools and technologies and innovations impacting library-centric functions and services with focus on:

  • Content Organisation, Delivery & Management
  • Search/Discovery
  • E-Resources & Library Management
  • Content Harvesting and Extraction
  • Building Ontologies
  • Semantic Search
  • Search/Discovery products
  • Link Resolvers

Program Highlights

  • Content Organisation, Delivery & Management
  • Search/Discovery
  • E-Resources & Library Management
  • Technology Innovation Case-studies
  • User-sensitive Library Website development
  • Personal Library system for end-users
Technology Products-Focus
  • Content Harvesting and Extraction
  • Building Ontologies
  • Semantic Search
  • Search/Discovery products
  • Link Resolvers
  • Remote Access (Off Campus Access for e-Resources)
  • Library Service Platforms
  • E-Learning Platforms
  • RFID Technology

Speaker's Profile

1Marshall Breeding

Marshall Breeding is Director for Innovative Technologies and Research at Vanderbilt University Libraries and Executive Director at Vanderbilt Television News Archive, USA.

2Christopher Cormack

Christopher Cormack has a BSc in Computer Science and a BA in Mathematics and Maori Studies. While working for Katipo Communications, he was the lead developer of the original version of Koha, which went live at Horowhenua Library Trust on January 5, 2000. Since then he has served various roles in the community: release manager, QA manager and Translation manager. He is the elected release maintainer for 3.20.x. Christopher currently works for Catalyst IT in Wellington, NZ. Christopher believes in Free Software and allowing users the freedom to innovate.

3Katrin Fischer

Katrin Fischer studied library and media management at the Stuttgart Media University and works as an IT Coordinator for Koha at the Library Service Centre Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) in Konstanz, Germany. BSZ is a public IT service provider for academic and public libraries, archives and museums; it offers Koha hosting and support as one of its services.

Katrin has served as Quality Assurance Manager for the Koha Community for several years and is currently Release Maintainer 16.11 and part of the Documentation Team.

Program Outline

  • 22.01.2018Day - 1

    10:00 - 16:00 Hrs - Pre-Conclave Tutorials
    17:00 - 19:00 Hrs - Inaugural Session
  • 23.01.2018Day - 2

    Technical Sessions 1 & 2 - 09:30 - 13:00 Hrs
    Technical Sessions 3 & 4 - 14:00 - 17:00 Hrs
    Annual Lecture on Informatics - 17:30 - 19:00 Hrs
  • 24.01.2018Day - 3

    09:30 - 13:00 Hrs - Technical Sessions 5 & 6
    14:00 - 15:30 Hrs - Panel Discussion
    16:00 - 17:00 Hrs - Valedictory

Pre Conclave tutorials:

The conclave will have tutorials on 23rd January 2018 covering following topics:

  • Advance workshop on Koha – Katrin Fisher
  • Advanced Workshop on DSpace & CRIS – Dr. V Gopakumar
  • Introductory workshop on to CORAL (Open source e-resource management system) – Christopher Cormack

Conference partners

Registration Fee


  • 10% discount for more than one registration from same institute.
  • USD price applicable for international delegates.
  • Indian rupee price applicable for Indian and SARC countries.
  • GST will be applicable additional at 18%