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Koha ILS Overview
    Heather Braum, NEKLS
     (hbraum@nekls.org)    Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
Presentation Information

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/
               hbraum
    Links: www.delicious.com/
         ...
Overview
• Open Source 101
• Koha History & Overview
• Why did NEKLS choose Koha for
  NExpress?
• What does Koha look lik...
Open Source 101



            Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
Used under a CC 2.0 License: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124401501@N01/413677132/




                                  ...
Open Source 101
 • Free Distribution
 • Source Code & Integrity of Author’s Source Code
 • Derived Works
 • No Discriminat...
Open Source Is:
• Collaborative
• Open Code
• Not always Free ($$, Expertise, Time,
  Support)
• Constantly Evolving
• Foc...
Common Open Source Apps

  • Ubuntu
  • Linux
  • Firefox
  • OpenOffice
  • WordPress
                Heather Braum, NEKLS...
Koha 101



           Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
Koha 101: History

• New Zealand origin, 1999-2000
• Koha means “gift” in Maori
• More info: http://www.web2learning.net/
...
Koha 101: System Highlights

 • Full-featured ILS: circulation, cataloging, acquisitions,
       serials, reserves, patron...
Koha 101: System Highlights


 • Web-Based Interfaces, both staff client & OPAC
 • Free Software/ Open Source: GPL v2 or l...
Koha 101: The Community
 • Listservs
 • IRC Rooms
 • Monthly Meetings
 • Release, Documentation Managers
 • Wikis & Blog
 ...
Koha 101: Online Resources
• Official Website: www.koha-community.org
• Listserv: http://lists.katipo.co.nz/mailman/listinf...
Koha 101: The Vendors

• ByWater Solutions
• BibLibre
• PTFS - LibLime
• More: http://koha-community.org/support/
  paid-s...
Where in the World is Koha?




Source: http://www.librarytechnology.org/map.pl?ILS=Koha   Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA ...
Where in the USA is Koha?




Source: http://www.librarytechnology.org/map.pl?ILS=Koha   Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 20...
Where in Kansas is Koha?




Source: http://www.librarytechnology.org/map.pl?ILS=Koha   Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
Why NExpress + Koha?



               Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
Where in NEKLS is Koha?
                           Original NExpress,
                          August 2008 Migration

   ...
Other Reasons
• Changing Automation Market
• Cutting edge
• System & Library & User Needs
• Problems with old system (larg...
Top 10 Reasons Why My
            Patrons will Love Koha
     1. It’s web-based
     2. Simple search box onto local libra...
Top 10 Reasons Why My
            Patrons will Love Koha
     7. Patrons can leave comments
     8. Plot descriptions
    ...
Support
• Contract with outside company, originally
  LibLime. Now LibLime is a division of PTFS
• Contact for data migrat...
Video Demo of Koha



              Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
Contact Information
     Heather Braum
     hbraum@nekls.org
    www.heatherbraum.info
       Twitter: hbraum

      NExpr...
photo by Stefan Baudy, Flickr user -bast-, http://www.flickr.com/photos/-bast-/349497988/sizes/l/. photo under Creative
   ...
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Koha ILS Overview, presented at OLA/MPLA 2010, Technical Services Preconference, April 19, 2010. Does not include Video demos.

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  1. 1. Koha ILS Overview Heather Braum, NEKLS (hbraum@nekls.org) Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  2. 2. Presentation Information Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/ hbraum Links: www.delicious.com/ hbraum/koha Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  3. 3. Overview • Open Source 101 • Koha History & Overview • Why did NEKLS choose Koha for NExpress? • What does Koha look like? • Where in the World is Koha? Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  4. 4. Open Source 101 Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  5. 5. Used under a CC 2.0 License: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124401501@N01/413677132/ Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  6. 6. Open Source 101 • Free Distribution • Source Code & Integrity of Author’s Source Code • Derived Works • No Discrimination against Persons, Groups, or Fields of Endeavor • Distribution of License • License Must Not Be Specific to Product, Can’t Restrict Other Software • License Must Be Technology-Neutral Source: http://www.opensource.org/docs/osd Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  7. 7. Open Source Is: • Collaborative • Open Code • Not always Free ($$, Expertise, Time, Support) • Constantly Evolving • Focus on the User, not Business Model • Improve for Improvement’s Sake, not Financial Gain Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  8. 8. Common Open Source Apps • Ubuntu • Linux • Firefox • OpenOffice • WordPress Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  9. 9. Koha 101 Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  10. 10. Koha 101: History • New Zealand origin, 1999-2000 • Koha means “gift” in Maori • More info: http://www.web2learning.net/ archives/2775 • Version 3.2 to be released later this year. Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  11. 11. Koha 101: System Highlights • Full-featured ILS: circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, & more • Full-text searching • Library Standards Compliant Source: http://koha-community.org/about/ Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  12. 12. Koha 101: System Highlights • Web-Based Interfaces, both staff client & OPAC • Free Software/ Open Source: GPL v2 or later • No Vendor Lock-in Source: http://koha-community.org/about/ Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  13. 13. Koha 101: The Community • Listservs • IRC Rooms • Monthly Meetings • Release, Documentation Managers • Wikis & Blog • Community Help Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  14. 14. Koha 101: Online Resources • Official Website: www.koha-community.org • Listserv: http://lists.katipo.co.nz/mailman/listinfo/koha • IRC Channel: irc://irc.katipo.co.nz:6667/#koha • Wiki: http://wiki.koha.org/doku.php • FAQ: http://wiki.koha.org/doku.php?id=faq • NExpress Library: www.nexpresslibrary.org • Koha on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/group/ kohails Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  15. 15. Koha 101: The Vendors • ByWater Solutions • BibLibre • PTFS - LibLime • More: http://koha-community.org/support/ paid-support/ Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  16. 16. Where in the World is Koha? Source: http://www.librarytechnology.org/map.pl?ILS=Koha Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  17. 17. Where in the USA is Koha? Source: http://www.librarytechnology.org/map.pl?ILS=Koha Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  18. 18. Where in Kansas is Koha? Source: http://www.librarytechnology.org/map.pl?ILS=Koha Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  19. 19. Why NExpress + Koha? Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  20. 20. Where in NEKLS is Koha? Original NExpress, August 2008 Migration Migrated into NExpress, 2008-2009 Migrating into Koha, 2010 Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  21. 21. Other Reasons • Changing Automation Market • Cutting edge • System & Library & User Needs • Problems with old system (larger consortia; SIRSI...enough said) • Growth... • “Drive own bus” & open source model Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  22. 22. Top 10 Reasons Why My Patrons will Love Koha 1. It’s web-based 2. Simple search box onto local library website 3. Patron circ history kept 4. Open consortia collection 5. Numerous search results sorting options 6. Pictures/reader reviews Source: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/Kohatoptenlist Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  23. 23. Top 10 Reasons Why My Patrons will Love Koha 7. Patrons can leave comments 8. Plot descriptions 9. Seamless connections to statewide resources 10.Editions tab (FRBR) Source: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/Kohatoptenlist Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  24. 24. Support • Contract with outside company, originally LibLime. Now LibLime is a division of PTFS • Contact for data migration, system hosting; training services; system administration & support. • Extra enhancements spec’d and written as needed. Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  25. 25. Video Demo of Koha Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  26. 26. Contact Information Heather Braum hbraum@nekls.org www.heatherbraum.info Twitter: hbraum NExpress Project www.nexpresslibrary.org http://catalog.nexpresslibrary.org nexpresshelp@nekls.org Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010
  27. 27. photo by Stefan Baudy, Flickr user -bast-, http://www.flickr.com/photos/-bast-/349497988/sizes/l/. photo under Creative Commons License Heather Braum, NEKLS, OLA/MPLA 2010

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