Open Source

Koha US User’s Group and Community 4

Last week I attended the Koha US User’s group meeting in Monterey CA and was amazed at this year’s focus on community involvement and participation. Christopher Brannon kicked off the meeting with a keynote discussing the future of Koha. He focused on the necessity of having the users involved in […]

Happy Birthday Debian!

On Aug 16, 2016, the Debian project is having its 23rd anniversary. The Debian Project was originally announced Aug 16, 1993. Debian was originally conceived and developed by Ian Murdock, while he was a student at Purdue University. The name is a combination of his name and that of his […]

OSCON: Community Management Workshop

My first session at OSCON this year was hosted by Jono Bacon on Community Management. We’ve seen a remarkable growth in community all over the world – people are getting together to make things, do things, hack, etc. Just this simple idea of peel getting together to make communities makes […]

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Evaluating Koha as your next ILS 2

So, you’re just beginning to evaluate Koha.. for some that are in the beginning phase of investigating Koha this can be an unnecessarily slow process. I say unnecessarily because of the newbies inherent over thinking of “open source” and how they heard it can be “dangerous” because “the code is […]

Open Source is Alive and Well in NJ! 2

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to some wonderful library employees at the New Jersey Association of Library Assistants (NJALA) conference. My talk was entitled, “Thinking Openly: Open Source for Libraries” and was on open source (of course). It was met with a lot of interest and enthusiasm. […]