KohaCon2011 Proposals

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Official Vote - the official voting ended on the 17th of Feb (US Eastern Standard Time, local timezone of the returning officer).


The site selection survey ended by 17 February, 2011. Congratulations to Thane, India.

The Proposals

Summary Table

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Location Hosting Organization Contact Proposed Dates Proposed Cost Local Hotels Restaurants in Walking Distance Local Libraries and Library Science Work Arts/Entertainment in Walking Distance International Airport Options
Somerset or Bristol, UK software.coop MJ Ray September / October 2011 free entry >51 Hotels+ >32 B&Bs I estimate median price is £65/room/night and lowest I've seen £18 >58 mostly £15-£50pp Libraries West consortium includes Somerset and Bristol. See Google map.

Bristol University Library is in Bristol.

Lots - first choice is a seaside resort in Weston-super-Mare! See Culture of Somerset and Culture of Bristol in Wikipedia. BRS EXT London (LHR LGW LUT STN LCY) CWL BHX...



Thane, India VPM, Thane Koustubha Kale Conference 31 October 2011 3 days, Hackfest 3 or 4 November 3 days. free entry Several in Thane +

There are several small but good, cheap hotels in Thane with air conditioned rooms around USD30. We will try to arrange accommodation help as per requirements / budget. + Also we are on the outskirts of Mumbai so a really wide choice of accommodation is available Average rates are USD60 for good to USD250 for 5 Star accommodation. Good meals range between USD5 to USD20 but you can spend much more too..

Lots + A canteen on campus. We have 5 libraries in the campus, WIP being converted to Koha.

Institute for Oriental Study, Marathi Grantha Sangrahalaya, Dombivali Granthalaya are located in Thane using Koha. Plus Granthalaya.org affiliated libraries.

Major libraries in Mumbai.

Not walking, but Mumbai, Goa, India need I say more? Attractions near Thane + Have a look at whats in Mumbai :) Mumbai culture in Wikipedia. Mumbai
Kathmandu, Nepal Healthnet Nepal Dr. Mohan Raj Pradhan November / December 2011 free entry Wide range of hotels are available from budget to 5 Star Hotels. All incl B+Bs. The hotel cost ranges from cheap (US $5), First class hotel (US $ 80) and 5 Star Deluxe hotels (US $ 200). For details, you can visit the website: http://www.nepalvista.com/travel/accomodation.html >10 Major libraries in Nepal.

Nepal National Library is less than an hour from HealthNet Nepal by car. See Google directions.

HealthNet Nepal is the primary Nepal node of the Digital Library Network South Asia (DLNet-SA), the intended union catalogue and digital library system for South Asia. DLNet-SA uses Koha combined with Greenstone based on work started at the National Centre for Science Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. A live CD of the integrated software is available from the GSDL Koha Live project for testing.

>5: mostly temples, world heritage sites, mountains, shopping malls, and movie halls. Kathmandu in Wikipedia. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Kolkata, India Bose Institute, Kolkata Dr. Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay (The University of Burdwan), Prof. Uma Kanjilal (IGNOU, New Delhi) and Prof. Raghavan (DRTC, Bangalore) - PI Team for the project Library Automation and Resource Sharing Network Conference 3 days in November-December 2011, (followed by a workshop under the project). free entry 89 + Many with different cuisines Major libraries in Kolkata.

National Library of India less than an hour from Bose Institute by walking and public transport. See Google directions.

Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), library school founded by S R Ranganathan, a few minutes from Bose Institute by walking and public transport. See Google directions.

Available in plenty. See the Wikipedia article Places of interest in Kolkata. NSCBI, KolkataF

Detailed Proposals

Show Your Support

Official Vote - the official voting has begun and will end on the 17th of Feb (EST) be sure to repeat your support on the survey.

Place Supporters
Thane, India
  • Chris
  • Indranil Das Gupta
  • Amit Gupta
  • Vimal Kumar V.
  • Magnus
  • Paul.a
  • Joann Ransom
  • Thomas Abraham Open Knowledge Society, India
  • Brooke (cheating)
  • Yatheesh babu
  • Arun Adrakatti
  • Sunita Barve, NCRA, Pune, Jignesh Vishapara R.K.College of Engineering & Technology
  • Rajkot Gujarat
  • Kishore Ingale, TCS Pune
  • Mangesh Ghodke - L&T Infotech
  • Sharvari Madhavi - Khaitan & Co.
  • Vrushali Dandawate, AISSMS COE Pune
  • Madhura Deodhar-IES Management College and Research Centre
  • Ashok Gangurde, Anglo Easetern College Karjat
  • Vaibhav Gaikwad
  • Dr. V N Bedekar Management Institute
  • Sanjay Salunkhe Raheja Group Mumbai
  • Narayan Barse, Librarian and Coordinator, Department of Library and Information Science, VPM's Joshi-Bedekar College, Thane
  • Sanjay Sapkal
  • Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Thane
  • Mr.Devanand B.Khupate, Librarian, New Arts, Com. & Science College Shevgaon Dist. - Ahmednagar PIN 414502(MH)
  • Bhupendra Bansod, Librarian, PVDT College of Education, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
  • Ajay Kamble, Librarian, Annasaheb Vartak College, Vasai Road, Thane
  • Dr. Sushama Powdwal, University Librarian & Head, SHPT School of Library Science
  • SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
  • Dr Gopakumar V.University Librarian, Goa University, Goa
  • Neesha Vinchu, Librarian, JaiHind College
  • Mr. Gurpreet Singh Librarian(Digital Library), GGDSD College, Chandigarh
  • Thomas Dukleth
  • Irma Birchall
Islamabad, Pakistan Withdrawn in favor of Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal

(Please keep in mind that these votes are representing almost all South Asian Countires, having DlNetSA national nodes,not only from one country: Countries include Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Srilanka, Maldives)

New Delhi, India
Kolkata, India