NZ Koha users group meeting

Today I had the great fortune of attending the first New Zealand Koha users group meeting, in the birthplace of Koha, Horowhenua. There were 51 attendees and even road closures and snow didn’t stop people attending. There was a really good mix of Library types, I think 18 from Publics, 18 from specials, and the rest schools, corporate and academic.

It was run as unconference so the first task of the day was to decide what would be talked about the rest of the day. The programme that we came up with was

  • The community – How to get involved and make the most
  • Installation/Migration/Training and Why should we use Koha
  • Features – what’s there, and what would we like added
  • Serials, Acquisitions, Cataloguing
  • Managing digital resources
  • Consortia
And one other I have forgotten, hopefully someone will leave me a comment with what it was. The discussions went really, with lots of participation. It definitely won’t be the last meeting, I think we are leaning towards 2 a year but that’s something that will be decided on the mailing lists.
While we were busy plotting plans to take over the world, (or at least New Zealand) Koha 3.4.3 was released.

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