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Koha 3.2 : The next step

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A presentation delivered at LIANZA 09 by Joann Ransom and Chris Cormack.

Key areas: intro to Koha, Koha 3.2 features, Koha community, librarians in a FOSS world and Koha for Consortia.

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Koha 3.2 : The next step

  1. 1. Koha 3.2 : the next step Joann Ransom – Horowhenua Library Trust. Chris Cormack – Catalyst IT Ltd.
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>• Intro to Koha </li></ul><ul><li>• Koha 3.2 features </li></ul><ul><li>• Community </li></ul><ul><li>• Librarians in a FOSS world </li></ul><ul><li>• Koha for consortia </li></ul>
  3. 3. Intro to Koha <ul><li>• 1999 by HLT & Katipo Communications </li></ul><ul><li>• GNU GPL license Version 2, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>• Active community </li></ul><ul><li>• Lots of development </li></ul><ul><li>• Koha 3.0 Dec 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>• Koha 3.2 Nov 2009 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Koha 3.2 <ul><li>A full featured modern ILS </li></ul><ul><li>Free / Open source </li></ul><ul><li>No vendor lockin </li></ul><ul><li>Library standards and protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Multi platform </li></ul><ul><li>Can be fully integrated it into your website. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Features <ul><li>Customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Translations </li></ul><ul><li>MARC </li></ul><ul><li>Z39.50 or copy cataloguing </li></ul><ul><li>Report and export </li></ul><ul><li>Label maker </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Email or text notifications </li></ul><ul><li>Sip2 / RFID </li></ul>
  6. 6. Features <ul><li>Customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Translations </li></ul><ul><li>MARC </li></ul><ul><li>Z39.50 or copy cataloguing </li></ul><ul><li>Report and export </li></ul><ul><li>Label maker </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Email or text notifications </li></ul><ul><li>Sip2 / RFID </li></ul>
  7. 7. Built-in “web 2.0” <ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Lists, carts, virtual shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero </li></ul>
  8. 8. OPAC <ul><li>As a customer I want to know: </li></ul><ul><li>everything you have on file about ME </li></ul><ul><li>what you HAVE </li></ul><ul><li>HERE and NOW </li></ul><ul><li>How to FIND it </li></ul><ul><li>Is it USEFUL to me? </li></ul><ul><li>and what happens if I can't find anything? </li></ul>
  9. 10. Translations Select translation Mandarin or Taiwanese Te Reo
  10. 11. Current loans
  11. 12. View Account
  12. 13. Reserves
  13. 14. Reading History
  14. 15. Notifications
  15. 16. Recommendations
  16. 17. Carts
  17. 18. Lists
  18. 19. Finding stuff Keyword Advanced Faceted searching By collections
  19. 20. Finding stuff Keyword Advanced Tags
  20. 21. faceted searching
  21. 22. format icon & location info Options for what next
  22. 23. Digital content from Kete
  23. 24. Content from Koha sits alongside digital content from Kete plus Digital NZ
  24. 25. Imported Enrichment <ul><li>Amazon, Google or Syndetics </li></ul><ul><li>for covers, contents, scans, reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing or SOPAC 2 </li></ul><ul><li>for user generated content </li></ul>
  25. 26. Amazon
  26. 27. Amazon
  27. 28. Amazon
  28. 29. Drupal
  29. 30. Events
  30. 31. Exhibitions
  31. 32. Google
  32. 33. Google
  33. 34. Google
  34. 35. Google
  35. 36. Library Thing
  36. 37. Library Thing
  37. 38. Vanilla Koha
  38. 39. Vanilla OPAC
  39. 40. Albany High
  40. 41. Nelsonville
  41. 45. Total Web Presence <ul><li>Koha </li></ul><ul><li>Kete </li></ul><ul><li>Could add in a CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal, Joomla, Kea </li></ul><ul><li>then apply Design </li></ul><ul><li>Artist </li></ul><ul><li>html skill </li></ul>
  42. 46. Community <ul><li>• 38+ active developers pushing enhancements and fixes </li></ul><ul><li>• Translations </li></ul>
  43. 47. Libraries and FOSS <ul><li>Both... </li></ul><ul><li>• Believe that information should be freely accessible to everyone </li></ul><ul><li>• Give away stuff </li></ul><ul><li>• Benefit from the generosity of others </li></ul><ul><li>• Are about communities </li></ul><ul><li>• Make the world a better place :) </li></ul>
  44. 48. Librarians in a FOSS World <ul><li>What you want NOT what you are given </li></ul><ul><li>System admin skills </li></ul><ul><li>Irc – chat, meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Bug reporting, testing and enhancement requests </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing, helping, asking </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion lists </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>
  45. 49. Vendors NZ <ul><li>All do installations but specialities too </li></ul><ul><li>• Katipo : design, koha and kete </li></ul><ul><li>• Catalyst : development </li></ul><ul><li>• Koha Aloha : support, data migration Australians working in NZ: </li></ul><ul><li>• Calyx : librarians, marc, migration, policy, training. </li></ul>Coopetition
  46. 50. Koha Libraries <ul><li>Europe, North America & Asia 25% each </li></ul><ul><li>Oceania, S. America & Africa 25% combined </li></ul>Kerala State Delhi NYU Medical Libs Guggenheim WIPO UNIDO
  47. 51. Koha for Consortia MASSCAT Plano ISD9 SEKLS INCOLSA NEKLS CKLS ASCC
  48. 52. Contacts <ul><li>Chris Cormack </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyst IT Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Joann Ransom Horowhenua Library Trust [email_address] Richard Anderson & Walter McGinnis Katipo Communications Ltd. [email_address]

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