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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.

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]

Editor's Notes

  • Chris Worked with him since 1997 Koha since 1999 Open Source Contributor of the Year 2007 Katipo, Liblime and then Catalyst IT Everything it does is Free and Open Source. Clients include: TAB, Fairfax (Stuff.co.nz), Electoral commission (electoral role) .nz registry. 103 staff
  • Intro to Koha : briefest history possible Koha 3.2 features : how is it different Look at international community of developers and library users which has embraced Koha How Librarians need to learn a new set of skills and ways of working to maximise their participation in a FOSS world Koha is used by a number of consortia, particularly in the States – especially relevant given the thinking going on around shared public library systems.
  • Very brief – less than a minute worlds first open source library management system
  • EDIT this hard Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). Full-featured ILS. libraries of all sizes, Basic or advanced options. Koha is built using library standards and protocols that ensure interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies, while supporting existing workflows and tools. Web-based Interfaces. Koha&apos;s OPAC, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies--XHTML, CSS and Javascript-- a truly platform-independent solution. Free / Open Source. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). No Vendor Lock-in.
  • Fully Customizable at the desktop: yes/no options, settings, Style sheets, Templates etc 51 different Translations – turn on with the flick of a switch!. eg HLT: Maori, English, Taiwanese, Mandarin and Tagalog happening, need a translator for Samoan and Tongan. MARC21 or UNIMARC Copy cataloging using reservoir or z39.50 Advanced serials management module. Built in sql report writer – export lists Print your own barcodes and labels. Very good budget and acquisitions control ie granular budgets, full audit trail Use as a document manager or digital library; manage online and off line resources with the same tool. RSS feed of new acquisitions. E-mail and/or txt patron&apos;s overdues and other notices.
  • Fully Customizable at the desktop: yes/no options, settings, Style sheets, Templates etc 51 different Translations – turn on with the flick of a switch!. eg HLT: Maori, English, Taiwanese, Mandarin and Tagalog happening, need a translator for Samoan and Tongan. MARC21 or UNIMARC Copy cataloging using reservoir or z39.50 Advanced serials management module. Built in sql report writer – export lists Print your own barcodes and labels. Very good budget and acquisitions control ie granular budgets, full audit trail Use as a document manager or digital library; manage online and off line resources with the same tool. RSS feed of new acquisitions. E-mail and/or txt patron&apos;s overdues and other notices.
  • Of course … becoming pretty standard in LMS now – don&apos;t want to labour the point
  • EDIT I don&apos;t think OPACs are used much in the library and our staff tended to use the staff interface not the public to find stuff When preparing for Koha 3 worked on the OPAC – if staff can&apos;t find stuff using OPAC then how can we expect customers to be able to? I want to talk about the Koha 3.2 OPAC Looked very carefully at how we arrange our collection and what information we wanted to have display in the new catalogue
  • Strength of community how it works role of libraries / developers will have to touch on liblime show how the community responded could announce biblre trademark gift to HLT where to hear for the community Pictures of koha libraries left to right Samoa Croatia Greece Margapatta India Paris Qian Xi, China
  • By Horton, G. http://tinyurl.com/3jvumn
  • Mindset shift: What you want NOT what you are given: think. Arguments about librarians needing to take control of their own tools again … Dewey and Ranganathan both developed tools for the job. Koha : recipricocity – expand on this philosopy: puppy not beer Need to develop n ew skills in order to interact or participate fully
  • Point: not locked into 1 vendor in NZ can work with any or all of them happy to work together complimentary areas of expertise community stronger with more than 1 vendor All do work offshore on Koha too ie Kohaaloha &amp; Biblibre Calyx &amp; Kapiti Katipo in UNIDO (Austria) Catalyst – German consultancy firm for Romanian Client library
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