The conference theme T Ihi, Te wehi, te wana felt like it was created for Koha. add keywrods from programme book and sessions Monday Koha is all about passionate people working together - that power shows in the continued growth, uptake and developmen of Koha worldwide Note: Hauraki implemented Koha in Sept 2010 wtih Catalyst. South Taranaki in 2011 Chris is lead Koha dveeloper at catalyst & an original! Despite my standing here with my trusty old PP show, this is not your usual confernece session. I wont be too long, then you are going to do asll the hard work. BUT - that work will not be without its rewards!
1) underlying passion. Info/data/software and access to should be free - what better fit that with libraries! Free does not equate to no $ 3) note the strikeout, the terminology is important here. They don't seel you a product, just their expertise 4) their work and time is directed by the client 5) The sheer number of Libraries swapping to Koha speaks for the quality. Because of the nature of the ILS, you pay for the services of those building and maintaining the ILS, everything goes through so many hands, the quality control is always there.
1) Sure, they get paid, they are all professional developers Share with librarians the belief that they are in it for something more than themselves, something bigger than the sum of its parts. 3) Say no more about what the librarians are like!
Demonstrate power of sharing, borrowed heavily from Shelley Gurney, ex-Catalyst colleague’s presentation to Waikato/BOP Weekend School this year here. Due to unfortunate scheduling we are going head-to-head with her now. Not to worry, you can catch up with all of us at Catalyst stand at_________ -point 1 Bridge between the technical side, the community and Koha itself - totally depends on your expertise/skills/budget - point 2 You pay for the things you want, and for the time it takes the people creating them to do it. It's about collaboration, sharing information and ideas, community, and getting the product you want, rather than the system you have to settle for. Koha is a librarian and patron-driven system. Only features that libraries ask for are created and added. So the more librarians ask for, the better the system becomes. There are always open lines of communication with the developers, and this makes the system dynamic. – point 3 bend it to suit how/what you do and/or want to do, not vice-versa - point 4 a likely unfamiliar position for many! if time Hauraki cautionary tale!
Open source vs. the proprietary ILS Open source continues to resonate with librarians through its collaborative development spirit; Koha and Evergreen are making headway, though their path has not been without some detours and potholes. Ever larger library organizations have abandoned proprietary ILS products to adopt these open source alternatives, with mixed results. This year SirsiDynix and Innovative Interfaces were especially hard struck by open source competitors. -- The open source Koha ILS enters its second decade with continued momentum. In addition to the untold numbers of libraries adopting Koha in the developing world, it maintains strong momentum in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, and, recently, the UK. Almost all libraries implementing Koha in the United States do so through arrangements with commercial firms that provide services for migration, training, data conversion, hosting, and ongoing support. -- Bigger global shift to community, personal, sustainable, non-profit, non-corporate approach to life and business
Just a brief squiz, don't worry of you can't read them, the point is.... http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/889533-264/automation_marketplace_2011_the_new.html.csp -- Pie charts – Koha is one of the big boys now. Public Sales 2 nd only to Biblionix’s Apollo 87 vs 74; Academic Sales 2 nd only to SirsiDynix 30 vs 24 -- Apollo automation system excels at meeting the needs of small- and medium- sized public libraries, because that's all we do. We don't deal with school libraries, academic libraries, or big-city libraries. http://www.biblionix.com/products/apollo/cases/ We have specialist libraries with only a few thousand running Koha We have national libraries and academic consortia with tens of millions of volumes running Koha: Pakistan, Malaysia and The Phillipines are all converting their public library systems to Koha. You need somebody with some IT experience to help you set up, after that, it basically runs itself. It's only as difficult as you make it. Hauraki gave us a 3 month time frame, STDC: 6 weeks. Government Libraries are running on, and moving to, Koha, if they are happy with the security of the ILS, it should pass the litmus test. We're currently migrating the State Services Commission and The Treasury libraries.
We have specialist libraries with only a few thousand running Koha We have national libraries and academic consortia with tens of millions of volumes running Koha: Pakistan, Malaysia and The Phillipines are all converting their public library systems to Koha. You need somebody with some IT experience to help you set up, after that, it basically runs itself. It's only as difficult as you make it. Hauraki gave us a 3 month time frame, STDC: 6 weeks. Government Libraries are running on, and moving to, Koha, if they are happy with the security of the ILS, it should pass the litmus test. We're currently migrating the State Services Commission and The Treasury libraries.
Security Myth – OK for Treasury Size and scale Myth – The list from previous slide covers that I think! the size and range of users worldwide
We know how much of a 'hot' term that is in public sector at least! Koha is the product of true collaboration between passionate librarians, software developers and support companies - people . All these people share a passion – that information should be free. Together this community is driving the growth of the ILS that dared to be different. That combination of People and passion gives Koha its power – power to change the relationship between libraries and their ILS vendor and become part of the community that drives Koha development.
Don't panic, we will flick this back up later. Some sources of more info. We are always happy to answer questions and share experiences - that's that power and people thing again! Plus, catch up with us at Ctalyst at.....
Now, over to Chris for a brief spin through governance, features and development Then Cath will get you started with speed-dating, Koha styles......
Lianza Conference 2011 Koha ILS presentation
Te Ihi, Te Wehi, Te Wana = Koha Paul Nielsen Hauraki District Libraries Cath Sheard South Taranaki District Libraries Chris Cormack Catalyst IT Ltd LIANZA Conference Wellington – November 2011 1Doc# 820589
Te wehi - People• developers and support companies for Koha and other OSS do it because they believe in it• ‘it’ being the philosophy, the community, the product and libraries.• Dont forget the librarians• What better ‘values’ fit for libraries 3
Te wana - Power• support companies can provide the bridge• You decide how much or how little you want them to do – after all it is your $!• You can customise Koha• The power then is in the library’s hands• The power of community 4
The Koha wave - Worldwide• Recent NZ wave part of global shift o Library Journal’s “Automation Marketplace 2011”• Open source vs. the proprietary ILS• Koha momentum, 2010 contracts 5
The power behind the wave #1Jo Ransom, Head of Libraries at HLT, as quoted in Small town Automation Marketplace 2011: The New Frontier,software has fans in high places, by Anthony Doesburg, NZ by Marshall Breeding, LibraryJournal.com,Herald, 27/10/10, accessed 13/04/11. 01/04/2011, accessed 13/04/2011. 6
Koha Around the World World Wide New Zealand•Nat Lib Venezuela •Horowhenua Library Trust•2nd most used in France •South Taranaki DC•Academic Libraries in India, •Hauraki DCFrance, Mexico, US •Waitaki DC•Public libraries in Pakistan, •Rangitikei DCMalaysia, The Phillipines •Plant & Food•Public and academic libraries in •EROthe South Pacific •Metservice•All primary schools in Prince •SSC and TreasuryEdward Is, Canada •Family Planning NZ•Translated into 65 languages •OPUSand counting including Hindi,Cyrilic and Te Rēo•Delhi Public Library 7
The Kiwi Koha wave - finally!• Floodgates opened in late 2010• Hauraki, Plant and Food, South Taranaki, Treasury, Waitaki• Critical mass in NZ to drive development• How to explain the prior lack of uptake in NZ? 8
Koha is the ultimate shared service• Philosophical match with libraries• Real value and return on your investment – changes you want are made• You contribute to the development and direction of Koha 9