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Koha International Development Fesabid 2009

  1. 1. Outline Introduction Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha Henri-Damien LAURENT BibLibre 22 mai 2009 Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  2. 2. Outline Introduction Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion 1 Introduction Me BibLibre 1 Free Softwares / Open source softwares Definition Strategical Assets 1 Koha : an Open Source Software Accounting For French success Koha Challenges 1 Conclusion I want to... The End Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  3. 3. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Me 1 1 Ross Singer, Code4Lib 2008 Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  4. 4. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion what we do Libraries only, but all types Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  5. 5. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion what we do Libraries only, but all types Open Source Software only, but any kind, as long as it serves libraries : • ILMS (Koha) • Web (Drupal) • Federated Search • ... Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  6. 6. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion what we do Libraries only, but all types Open Source Software only, but any kind, as long as it serves libraries : • ILMS (Koha) • Web (Drupal) • Federated Search • ... Expertise : technical analysis and developer expertise (small subcontracts for development) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  7. 7. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion History : Paul Poulain 2002 : Koha : Internationalisation and norms (MARC) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  8. 8. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion History : Paul Poulain 2002 : Koha : Internationalisation and norms (MARC) 2003 : 1st (small) libraries in France 2004 : Koha Release Manager Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  9. 9. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion History : Paul Poulain 2002 : Koha : Internationalisation and norms (MARC) 2003 : 1st (small) libraries in France 2004 : Koha Release Manager 2005 : Henri-Damien Laurent (hdl) 2006 : 1st (bigger) public library in France (300.000 records) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  10. 10. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion History Biblibre Oct 2007 : Biblibre is created Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  11. 11. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion History Biblibre Oct 2007 : Biblibre is created April 2008 : 1st employee July 2008 : Nicolas Morin joins Aug 2008 : 3.0 Release Maintainer Sept 2008 1st Bigger University Library France Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  12. 12. Outline Introduction Me Free Softwares / Open source softwares BibLibre Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion History Biblibre Oct 2007 : Biblibre is created April 2008 : 1st employee July 2008 : Nicolas Morin joins Aug 2008 : 3.0 Release Maintainer Sept 2008 1st Bigger University Library France Today : Headcount is 9 Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  13. 13. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Definition Free software is a matter of the users freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software : Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  14. 14. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Definition Free software is a matter of the users freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software : The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0). Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  15. 15. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Definition Free software is a matter of the users freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software : The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0). The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this. Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  16. 16. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Definition Free software is a matter of the users freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software : The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0). The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this. The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2). Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  17. 17. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Definition Free software is a matter of the users freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software : The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0). The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this. The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2). The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefitsHenri-Damien LAURENT (freedom 3). Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  18. 18. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Consequence FREE-DOM It has to do with Freedom Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  19. 19. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Consequence FREE-DOM FREE BEER It has to do with Freedom not with free beer Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  20. 20. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Strategical Assets Idealist Point of view Give the user back his computer Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  21. 21. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Strategical Assets Idealist Point of view Give the user back his computer Provides technological independance from Software editors Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  22. 22. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Strategical Assets Idealist Point of view Give the user back his computer Provides technological independance from Software editors Seek Liberty ! (via the mastering of the software) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  23. 23. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Strategical Assets Idealist Point of view Give the user back his Technical point of view computer Source Code provided Provides technological implies possibility to audit independance from Software editors Seek Liberty ! (via the mastering of the software) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  24. 24. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Strategical Assets Idealist Point of view Give the user back his Technical point of view computer Source Code provided Provides technological implies possibility to audit independance from Software Shared work provide sharings editors Seek Liberty ! (via the mastering of the software) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  25. 25. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Strategical Assets Idealist Point of view Give the user back his Technical point of view computer Source Code provided Provides technological implies possibility to audit independance from Software Shared work provide sharings editors Standard are respected Seek Liberty ! (via the mastering of the software) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  26. 26. Outline Introduction Definition Free Softwares / Open source softwares Strategical Assets Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Strategical Assets Idealist Point of view Give the user back his Technical point of view computer Source Code provided Provides technological implies possibility to audit independance from Software Shared work provide sharings editors Standard are respected Seek Liberty ! (via the Interoperability is VITAL mastering of the software) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  27. 27. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion FOSS Model interesting FOSS takes strength out of its weaknesses Vital Interoperability. Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  28. 28. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion FOSS Model interesting FOSS takes strength out of its weaknesses Vital Interoperability. You can use and combine things with one an other (Drupal/Koha) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  29. 29. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion FOSS Model interesting FOSS takes strength out of its weaknesses Vital Interoperability. You can use and combine things with one an other (Drupal/Koha) providing services rather than selling products Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  30. 30. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion FOSS Model interesting FOSS takes strength out of its weaknesses Vital Interoperability. You can use and combine things with one an other (Drupal/Koha) providing services rather than selling products quick development cycles Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  31. 31. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion FOSS Model interesting FOSS takes strength out of its weaknesses Vital Interoperability. You can use and combine things with one an other (Drupal/Koha) providing services rather than selling products quick development cycles direct relation from developer to users Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  32. 32. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion A community If you want to harness the power of the community, you have to give back Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  33. 33. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion A community If you want to harness the power of the community, you have to give back kohala : French Not for profit a few militant libraries are pushing for an alternative relationship between libraries and vendors developpers of Koha users of Koha people merely interested in Koha Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  34. 34. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion A community If you want to harness the power of the community, you have to give back kohala : French Not for profit Worldwide Community a few militant libraries are Liblime + BibLibre = about pushing for an alternative 80% of devs relationship between libraries and • G. Charlton (Liblime) : R. vendors Manager 3.2 • H-D. Laurent developpers of Koha (BibLibre) : R. Maintainer users of Koha 3.0 people merely interested in Liblime runs koha.org Koha BibLibre runs mailing lists not a one-to-one relationship BibLibre runs koha-fr.org between library and vendor (french community site) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  35. 35. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion TCO Koha cheaper : Cost of development shared A lot of lightweight companies (little overhead costs) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  36. 36. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion TCO Koha cheaper : Cost of development shared A lot of lightweight companies (little overhead costs) We don’t have bad habits (last 15 yrs) Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  37. 37. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion TCO Koha cheaper : Cost of development shared A lot of lightweight companies (little overhead costs) We don’t have bad habits (last 15 yrs) vendors lower their prices in reaction Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  38. 38. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion TCO Koha cheaper : Cost of development shared A lot of lightweight Market for IT in Libraries companies (little overhead France 2008 : costs) Down -7% at 42 me We don’t have bad habits (last 15 yrs) vendors lower their prices in reaction Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  39. 39. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion TCO Koha cheaper : Cost of development shared A lot of lightweight Market for IT in Libraries companies (little overhead France 2008 : costs) Down -7% at 42 me We don’t have bad habits open source IT projects : (last 15 yrs) +75% from 2007 vendors lower their prices in reaction Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  40. 40. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion worldwide organisation Koha is a never sleeping community. Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  41. 41. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion More Contributors Join Forces http ://tech.groups.yahoo.com/ group/koha-es/ www.koha.org wiki.koha.org lists.koha.org irc.katipo.co.nz #koha The more we are, the more we need to organize Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  42. 42. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion More Contributors Join Forces http ://tech.groups.yahoo.com/ Join Us group/koha-es/ www.koha.org So many things to do : wiki.koha.org Technical (translation, bug fixing, lists.koha.org bug declaring, RFC writing, irc.katipo.co.nz #koha revewing, coding...) The more we are, the more we need to organize Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  43. 43. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion More Contributors Join Forces http ://tech.groups.yahoo.com/ Join Us group/koha-es/ www.koha.org So many things to do : wiki.koha.org Technical (translation, bug fixing, lists.koha.org bug declaring, RFC writing, irc.katipo.co.nz #koha revewing, coding...) The more we are, the more we But also non Technical (documenting, entertaining a local community, advocating, promoting,...) need to organize Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  44. 44. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Patch and Features As time goes by and features gets added, Quality Assurance, and Test Suite is getting a heavy task that most libraries are not aware of and donot want to support, Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  45. 45. Outline Introduction Accounting For French success Free Softwares / Open source softwares Koha Challenges Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Patch and Features As time goes by and features gets added, Quality Assurance, and Test Suite is getting a heavy task that most libraries are not aware of and donot want to support, but which is really important on the long run to ensure that a feature is not lost from a previous version to a new one. Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  46. 46. Outline Introduction I want to... Free Softwares / Open source softwares The End Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Community Rules Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  47. 47. Outline Introduction I want to... Free Softwares / Open source softwares The End Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Add Features install Koha try Koha propose improvements on wiki or on koha-devel mailing list or on bugs.koha.org propose patch eventually on patches@koha.org Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  48. 48. Outline Introduction I want to... Free Softwares / Open source softwares The End Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Add Features install Koha try Koha propose improvements on wiki or on koha-devel mailing list or on bugs.koha.org propose patch eventually on patches@koha.org I have little time/ressources/skills, can I ask for help ? Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  49. 49. Outline Introduction I want to... Free Softwares / Open source softwares The End Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Add Features install Koha try Koha propose improvements on wiki or on koha-devel mailing list or on bugs.koha.org propose patch eventually on patches@koha.org I have little time/ressources/skills, can I ask for help ? You can ask any of the listed companies to assist you. Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha
  50. 50. Outline Introduction I want to... Free Softwares / Open source softwares The End Koha : an Open Source Software Conclusion Conclusion http ://www.biblibre.com henridamien.laurent@biblibre.com Free Software Foundation http ://www.fsf.org http ://xkcd.com Henri-Damien LAURENT Open Source Softwares For Libraries Koha

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