Unsung heroes of Koha 29 – Jim Minges

I only ever met Jim in person once, at ALA in New Orleans a few years ago but his reputation well and truly preceded him. For those who don’t know Jim is retiring from his role as Director of NEKLS (Northeast Kansas Library System). But in his time as Director, NEKLS have embraced not only […]

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Unsung heroes of Koha 28 – Rachel Hamilton-Williams

A few years ago, and I’m sure that everyone would know of Rachel, however over time as new people join the community it’s important to refresh the collective memory.  Without Rachel Koha wouldn’t exist, it’s as simple as that. Not many people would be game to agree to have their company write a library system […]

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm by Chris · Permalink · One Comment
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Unsung heroes of Koha 27 – Libraries with inhouse developers

Inspired by something I read this morning, I thought I would make a mention of the Koha developers who are employed by a library. Off the top of my head (and if I have missed some please let me know in comments) I can think of. Owen, Marcel, Dobrica, Mirko, Tomas, Mathieu,  and the Koha […]

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm by Chris · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Unsung heroes of Koha 26 – The Ada Lovelace Day Edition

Darla Grediagin Darla has been using Koha from 2006, for the Bering Strait School District in Alaska. This is pretty neat in itself, what is cooler is that as far as I know, they have never had a ‘Support Contract’. Doing things either by themselves or with the help of IT personnel as needed. One […]

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Unsung heroes of Koha 25 – Butte-Silver Bow Public Library

The Butte-Silver Bow Public library is special for a few reasons. They have sent people to attend Kohacon09, Kohacon10, and now not only attending Kohacon12 but co-hosting even though the event is in Edinburgh!. The presentation they gave at Kohacon10, with librarians saying what they enjoyed about Koha, was definitely one of the highlights of […]

Posted on June 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm by Chris · Permalink · One Comment
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Unsung Heroes of Koha 24 – Owen Leonard

Owen is not so much an unsung hero, but definitely one that could be sung about more. With a massive 1701 commits to Koha, the first one being in March of 2003, Owen is one of the oldest and most prolific developers. Owen specialises in UI and UX work and writes a blog that is […]

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 10:26 am by Chris · Permalink · One Comment
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Unsung Koha heroes – 23 Frère Sébastien Marie

Most people will never have heard of him, but Frère Sébastien Marie has been helping out with security in Koha. He has spotted AND fixed a number of security issues and can always be relied upon to offer good advice. I think it’s another example of how lucky we are in the Koha community to […]

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm by Chris · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Unsung heroes of Koha – 22

The go it aloners For every Library that contracts with a support company to get Koha installed and migrated, I estimate there are 4 who go it alone. It still amazes me how many Koha installs there are around the world. On the mailing list we usually only hear from those having issues, its not […]

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm by Chris · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Unsung Heroes 21 – The people behind es.koha-community.org

I figure while I’m mentioning internationalisation, it would be fitting to mention all the people behind http://es.koha-community.org/. I am not going to name names, because I will miss one of them, but they do a great job of keeping it up to date, and providing valuable information to the Spanish speaking users of Koha. I suspect […]

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm by Chris · Permalink · One Comment
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Unsung heroes 20 – Georgia Katsarou

Following on from the translator theme, Georgia Katsarou has done a huge amount of work on the Greek translation of Koha. As well as that, she has spent lots of time on translating the Koha manual into Greek. If that wasn’t enough she also runs http://kohaprojectgr.greeklis.org/ which is a very valuable resource for people seeking more information […]

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 8:50 am by Chris · Permalink · 2 Comments
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