Kohacon14 Day 3 – Coral

Paul presented about Coral which is an ERM (Electronic Resource Management) software. Paul told us it is well documented, with an extensive manual. It is software for Librarians to use, not end users. It is for managing all your subscriptions for digital resources. Large universities often have hundreds of subscriptions and tracking licenses and url, […]

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Kohacon14 Day 3 – EDS plugin integration with Koha

My battery on the laptop went flat, so Tom kindly took notes on this session for me so I could write this blog post Alvet and Ricardo from EBSCO talked about EDS and the integration work they have done with Koha To start they began by explaining why they had developed this plugin NIWA, a […]

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Kohacon 14 Day 3 – Funding the Koha project

Brendan with help from Tomas who was translating talked about possibilities for funding the Koha project. Brendan mentioned we need money for developments, and other things. He covered the process for getting code in, someone submits, another entity signs off, qa checks, then the release manager checks and pushes or not. Out of this whole […]

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Kohacon14 Day 3 – School Bibliotecology 3

Next up 4 more students presented on their project. They started by thanking all the teachers of the different subjects who helped them. In their studies they noticed some issues with the display of ISBD, MARC and normal display in the Koha OPAC. They found some inconsistencies in the display so they wanted to document […]

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Kohacon14 Day 3 – School Bibliotecology 2

Next we had  3 second year library science students presenting their work. I hope I summarised their talk accurately. They mentioned it is still a work in process, and that they are presenting preliminary findings. Their project was on the uptake u of Koha in the Cordoba province. Researching the changes, and impact. They used […]

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Kohacon14 Day 3 – School Bibliotecology 1

Next up we had a presentation from the school of Library Science,  from 4 first year students. This was a definite highlight of the conference for me. Quote of the day in Koha – Quotes from Authors They talked about how they added quotes from local authors into Koha to help promote reading, using the […]

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Kohacon14 Day 3 – Translations, why and how we should translate/adapt the SQL files

First up on day 3 was Zeno Tajoli talking about how to make the MARC frameworks translatable.  He made the point that while you can have multiple languages enabled for most of Koha, in the frameworks you can only have one, so while it is translatable it can only be in one language at once. […]

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Kohacon 14 Day 2 – Extending Koha using linked data

Next up Galen remoted in to talk about using Koha with linked data. He talked about what we can do right now with linked data, starting by explaining how the current record based view of the world works. He showed a record in MARC21 and then same record in Bibframe. He then showed how you […]

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Kohacon14 Day 2 – Bokeh

Arnaud talked about how his company AFI changed from a proprietary to Open Source model. AFI merged with Biblibre about 6 months ago. Now people from both companies work on Bokeh. Bokeh is designed to offer librarians tools to allow managing the digital environment.  It runs on top of any ILS, using ftp and ILSDI. […]

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Kohacon 14 Day 2 – MetaBiblioteca: implementando una red de Koha

Building a meta library network, integrating Koha in Latin America This presentation was about the implementation of Koha in Colombia, presented remotely from Colombia. The presentation is licensed under CC-BY, big props to having the license statement up front. What is Meta Biblioteca? Formed as a project by a Colombian library and other library professionals […]

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