Daily Archives: October 25, 2010

KohaCon10: Participation is Key 1

A presentation by our very own Nicole Engard. As Nicole was writing her last book, Practical Open Source Software for Libraries, she did a word cloud on the first few chapters. After “open”, “source” and “software”, the next largest word is “community”. What is the role of the community in […]

KohaCon10: Koha in Schools 1

Mark Osborne from Albany Senior High School, New Zealand’s first open source high school, was up next. Slides are already online at Prezi.com. At the high school, they pretty quickly found that there weren’t going to be any proprietary solutions that met their goals. Among those things were that the […]

KohaCon10: A cooperative view

MJ Ray was up next to talk about co-operatives (co-ops). First up a definition of co-ops from the International Co-operative Alliance. “A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise” Co-ops (while […]