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Preliminary program

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Summary blog posts and items

10/16/2013 - Introduction to Koha

9:00-9:15 Housekeeping/Welcome

9:15-10am Galen Charlton (Equinox) -- Keynote

10-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-11:15 Christopher Cormack (Catalyst IT) & Paul Poulain (BibLibre)

He waka eke noa - A brief history of the Koha project. A lot of people use Koha but only a minority have a good understanding of it's history. Koha is special because of the people involved in the project, so I will pay particular attention to that.

11:15-11:30 Nicole C. Engard (ByWater Solutions)

Training on Koha - I offered this talk last year and I think it was well received. I can speak on tips for training new libraries on how to use Koha and what open source is.

11:30-12 Suzanne Fayle (Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Bucking the Old System! One Library’s Koha Migration Experience - Roseman University Library is currently undergoing the Koha migration process with a go live date of June 24. The libraries serve students, faculty and staff of Roseman University of Health Sciences. Roseman University is a private, non-profit institute with campuses in Henderson, Nevada and South Jordan, Utah. The university has a College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Dental Medicine and an MBA program.

This program will highlight our reasons for moving away from a proprietary ILS, why we chose to hire a support vendor for Koha, preparation before migrating, a summary of the migration process, lessons learned, and the importance of balancing communications with library staff, vendors, and users.

12-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Roundtables (Pick one): OPAC or Cataloging

Talk to fellow users, developers and those interested in Koha about features, new ideas, help with existing issues.

2:30-3:15pm Roundtable Sharing

We all get up and talk about what we learned/shared at our table.

3:15-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-4:15 Roy W. King & Todd Goatley (Washoe County Library)

Koha physical and virtual server requirements - Discuss hardware requirements for running Koha on physical and or virtual platforms. What works best and lessons learned from Washoe County's environment. Answer questions on the different environments.

4:15-4:45 Chris Cormack (Catalyst)

Best Practices for Deploying Koha - At Catalyst, we've deployed a few Koha systems here and there, and as we've done so, we've learnt a few things on the way about ways to keep the servers running, along with a few things that we'd like to do given the chance. This talk is going to cover these, so that people deploying and managing Koha installations can have theirs run that little bit more smoothly.

4:45-5pm Kyle M Hall (ByWater Solutions)

Developing Plugins For Koha - Koha 3.12 will be the first release to feature the new plugin system. This presentation would be a workshop on how to go about developing new plugins for Koha.

Other presentations

Other material

10/17/2013 - Integrating Koha with Other Services

9:00-9:15 Housekeeping/Welcome

9:15-9:45 Paul Poulain (BibLibre)

Community organisation - This talk will explain how the Koha community work. For someone external to OpenSource, it's often hard to understand how a production-ready software can emerge from a community. This talk tries to explain that.

9:30-10:15 Sean & William - Itiva

Telephone Notification & Koha - An overview of how we use telephone notifications with Koha. This service is new to Koha. We will talk about what we see coming in the future. Time for Q and A.

10:30-11:00 Kyle M Hall (ByWater Solutions)

Libki, A Free Open Source Kiosk Management System - I would love the opportunity to demo Libki. It is a cross platform FOSS kiosk management system specifically written for libraries to use to limit the amount of time patrons can use public access computers in an automated fashion. It is cross platform, running on any OS that is supported by Qt4. Libki has been used in production on both Windows and Linux. Libki can share logins with Koha for single sign-on with Koha.

11:15-12pm Paul Poulain (BibLibre)

Koha : new webservices & Drupal integration - BibLibre has developed some RESTFUL webservices for Koha, as well as a connector for Drupal (http://drupal.org/project/opac) This talk will show what you can do with those webservices and how Drupal can replace the Koha OPAC.

12-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Roundtables (Pick one): Patrons/Circulation or Acquisitions

Talk to fellow users, developers and those interested in Koha about features, new ideas, help with existing issues.

2:30-3:15pm Roundtable Sharing

We all get up and talk about what we learned/shared at our table.

3:15-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-4:15 Mohan Raj Pradhan (HealthNet Nepal )

Next Generation Catalog With Reference to VuFind - With the information explosion, the literature in any subject is increasing not only in volume but also in variety. Today, a typical library has to manage the following information sources: library physical holdings, digital repository, electronic journals, web and other e‐resources. Each of these resources has different web interface, making it difficult to a user to learn all the interface and also time consuming to search a particular information. By offering a one-stop resource that allows the patron access to all of the library’s materials from one place, the library can truly begin to leverage its resources and deliver them to its patrons more effectively. Discovery tools make it possible to search multiple resources with one query. Selecting discovery tool like VuFind will enable a library to offer access to all of its resources in one single search-and-browse system.

4:15-5pm David Cook (Prosentient Systems)

Integrating Koha and DSpace - In today's Internet world, the management and discovery of digital content are becoming increasingly important parts of providing relevant library services.

As a result, digital libraries (also known as repositories or information asset management systems) such as DSpace, Greenstone, ContentDM, and Fedora have arisen to provide standards-based methods for storing digital documents and their associated metadata.

Since Koha already stores and provides access to a multitude of metadata supplied by cataloguers and vendors of physical and electronic materials, the obvious next step is to link it with the metadata stored in these separate digital library systems.

In this presentation, we'll talk about a few different methods of exporting metadata from DSpace and into Koha so as to provide a centralized interface for searching and retrieving all the relevant materials to which that library has access. We will discuss how to transform the metadata from Dublin Core and into MARCXML so that it can be stored in Koha and indexed by Zebra.

After all, we cannot expect our users to query several different information management systems. We need to provide a one-stop interface for discovery.

10/18/2013 - All about Open Source

9:00-9:15 Housekeeping/Welcome

9:15-9:45 Christopher Cormack (Catalyst IT )

Yes, but what have you done for me lately? - So you got this new library system, no license fees! no limitations on usage! Freedom to change it! Wow too good to be true almost.

Now I've got this great gift, what can I do to show my appreciation .. how can I spread the word and help others?

9:45-10:15 David Noe (ByWater Solutions)

Open Source ERMs and GoKB - Management of acquisition, licensing, and access to subscription based electronic resources is a challenging for many libraies with the resources for proprietary ERMs. For those that want to have meaningful input into how their ERM works, the black box is a source of great frustraion. For those who cannot afford such interfaces, it can seem impossible. I will present available open source electronic resource management systems (ERMes and CORAL) and GoKB, a forthcoming, freely available knowledge base "that will contain publication information about electronic resources as it is represented within the supply chain from content publishers to suppliers to libraries." How can these open source ERMs be used in tandem with Koha? How can GoKB be repurposed to use with these tools? Is building an ERM into Koha reasonable or feasible?

10:30-11:00 Brendan Gallagher (ByWater Solutions) & Others (anyone want to volunteer)

This is how you can Test and Sign-off on bugs -

Here's the thought.

1) Paul demos how to use the sandboxes... Basic entry for all to use and try..

2) Chris demo's how to use git bz or even just apply the code with git am and other git tricks.. - we are getting a little bit more complex here... It could even be here's the dashboard and here's how you navigate through the important bugs in BZ (instead of git work - that could be saved for hackfest) how does one know what the important bugs are and what could I do when volunteering to really help Koha....

3) Jared talks about the things that you want to be looking for when you are signing off on a bug. Sort of tying together the last two topics presented... IE does the test plan make sense - is there anything that is outside of the scope of this bug? what big picture things should testers/sign-offers be thinking about." 45 minutes Experienced Koha User, Koha Developer, Developer New to Koha

11:00-11:30 Anthony Mao (Dept. of Library and Information Science, Fu Jen Catholic University Taiwan)

Koha Live USB for LIS teaching purposes - In the past two years, I use various Koha Live USB teach LIS students at multicourses. I would like share my experience with other LIS faculty around the world.


11:30-12:00 D. Ruth Bavousett (CPanel)

Toward a Truly Multilingual Koha - Koha's multi-language capabilities have largely been limited to OPAC improvements, but even there, more work is needed. This talk will discuss current issues to overcome, and a path forward for future development. Audience input from multilingual users will be solicited!


12-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Roundtables (Pick one): Serials or Administration/Reports

Talk to fellow users, developers and those interested in Koha about features, new ideas, help with existing issues.

2:30-3:15pm Roundtable Sharing

We all get up and talk about what we learned/shared at our table.

3:15-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-4:15 Amber Hunt & Elliot Anders (Marlboro College Rice-Aron Library)

Serials management on a shoestring: Marlboro College’s experience with CUFTS & GODOT - Would your library like to spend more on online resources for your patrons? Learn how Marlboro College is leveraging open-source software to provide access to more online journals and better access to these journals without spending more over all. In the fall of 2010, Marlboro College switched to CUFTS for journal management and implemented the Godot open-url link resolver to help students and faculty more efficiently navigate the world of online journals. Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of these systems from the perspective of a librarian and a developer and consider how Koha might get more involved in supporting journal management.

4:15-4:45 Gaetan Boisson (BibLibre)

Funny and various Koha use cases! - From a small religious library, to an irakian library, from a tiny public library to a wide university, many Koha use case and experiences: how Koha can fit any specific library needs

4:45-5pm Nancy Keener (Washoe County Library System)

A Nevada Cultural Moment - This is to be used to give our audience a small change of subject. I want to show a video from Burning Man, an annual event happening in the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada. You can see it on YouTube.Look for Burning Man 2012.

Proposed but with no speaker - Do we want to keep these?

Best Practices for Deploying Koha At Catalyst, we've deployed a few Koha systems here and there, and as we've done so, we've learnt a few things on the way about ways to keep the servers running, along with a few things that we'd like to do given the chance. This talk is going to cover these, so that people deploying and managing Koha installations can have theirs run that little bit more smoothly. 30 minutes

^^^ Don't care if this goes. Brooke 07:53, 22 May 2013 (EDT)

^^^^ Included --Nengard 16:42, 23 May 2013 (EDT)

Toward a Truly Multilingual Koha Koha's multi-language capabilities have largely been limited to OPAC improvements, but even there, more work is needed. This talk will discuss current issues to overcome, and a path forward for future development. Audience input from multilingual users will be solicited! 45 minutes

^^^ This should stay. It wouldn't have a proper speaker in my mind since it sounds like more of a roundtable. It could go in that small block after Nicole's first day thing. :) Brooke

^^^^ Included --Nengard 16:42, 23 May 2013 (EDT)

Do we want summat with the LiveDVD after all of this drama, and since an email described a request at Edinburgh? That was a request to hand over a LiveDVD, which I didn't have on my person ... but maybe a session on why installation is not the end of looking after Koha, you need to know how to maintain it too wouldn't hurt --Chris 15:41, 23 May 2013 (EDT)

^^ no one submitted such an idea and I'm not sure it fits now that I included the stuff we left out. --Nengard 16:42, 23 May 2013 (EDT)

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