The call for conference papers is open for this year’s kohacon! We’d love to see presentations from librarians for librarians, sharing their experiences, tricks and tips. Talk times are flexible, with long and short options, so please consider registering as a speaker.
We are particularly keen to receive proposals about archives/special libraries using Koha, Resource Description Framework/Semantic Web/Linked Data and the Koha packages, in both the main conference and the later hackfest.
Please complete the proposal form at http://koha-community.org/kohacon12/ before 20 April 2012.
KohaCon12 will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 5-7 June 2012, followed by the hackfest 9-11 June.
This is a free conference for everyone interested in the Koha library system, which is Free and Open Source Software. There is no registration fee, but we will ask that attendees pre-register. Further calls, including calls for registrations and sponsors will be posted soon.
Details (travel, hotels, agenda draft, etc) can be found linked from http://koha-community.org/kohacon12/
KohaCon12 is the fifth KohaCon, following last year’s successful conference in India which brought together users and developers worldwide. KohaCon12 will feature an international slate of speakers (both Koha users and active Koha contributors) conducting presentations and workshops on a diverse range of topics. Talks will cover a range of topics from general experiences of Koha through to technical information on the various modules.
“We expect this event to have wide appeal,” said MJ Ray of host organisation and Koha support provider software.coop. “The conference is for both techies and non-techies. In addition to presentations on the technical side of Koha, the conference will be a demonstration of how users and developers around the world cooperate to improve Free and Open Source Software. software.coop is delighted to host KohaCon in Edinburgh in our tenth anniversary year and this UN International Year of Co-operatives.”
“Koha conferences are always an informative and uplifting event, I have no doubt that this years conference in Edinburgh will be the best conference yet.” said Chris Cormack, one of the original authors of the Koha version 1.0.
Koha is the first Free and Open Source Software Integrated Library System (ILS). Gifted by Horowhenua Library Trust and now in use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. The impressive set of features available in Koha continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. Koha has lived up to its name, which means ‘Gift’ in the Maori language of New Zealand.
To learn more about the Koha project, visit: http://koha-community.org
Press Contacts: MJ Ray or ML Edmondson at software.coop +44-844-4437-237