Official Koha Newsletter (ISSN 2153-8328)
Volume 1, Issue 3: March 2010

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Join us on the #Koha IRC Chanel on Tuesday, March 9th for a bugsquashing event. The event is all day – no matter what your timezone! This will get us one step closer to releasing Koha 3.2 beta. In preparation, check our list of all open bugs to see if any of the bugs you reported can be closed – this will save us from looking at bugs that have been resolved already.

I have been asked to teach a series of Koha classes for Lyrasis. First will the the Intro to Koha course on the 19th of April. If your library is interested the details can be found on the Lyrasis site (all times are in EST).

From Miztik’s site

This release adds the much-requested Zebra support and updates Koha to 3.0.5. You don’t need to configure anything, as I have pre-configured zebra daemons to start automatically and added the crontab for indexing, which will be there as soon as the Live CD starts up. You do need to select to use Zebra when you go through the web-installer wizard, as well as selecting “Marc21″ when asked.

So go ahead check out the project page and give it a whirl

As you know the Koha Newsletter started on a different site, knowing that I would move it eventually I set up an RSS feed for the Newsletter that I could update at a later date. What this means is, if you subscribed to the newsletter on it’s old page you don’t have to change anything, you will get the newsletter as it is released here. If you didn’t subscribe, you can subscribe to the Newsletter feed here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/KohaNewsletter. I have added an RSS icon to each newsletter to make it clear that you can subscribe to the newsletter on its own.

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The Launching Ceremony of Open Source Library Management System KOHA at BRAC University to be held on February 24, 2010 at 3.30 pm. Ayesha Abed Library BRAC University Dhaka, Bangladesh

For a report from the ceremony and about the project please read here.

The official call for proposals for KohaCon10 has been made. If you’re joining us in NZ in October, please think about sharing your Koha knowledge, tips, and ideas with us! Submit as many proposals as you want.

koha-community.org now accepts logins using OpenID. There’s one catch: if you have already created your account with us (fabulous, by the way ;)) you will need to associate your OpenID with your existing account before you can log in with your OpenID.

If you are signing in for the first time, go ahead and log in with your OpenID. Do be sure to add your e-mail address to your account once you are logged in. I cannot give you additional permissions without an email address. Remember: we won’t give your email address away to anyone, ever.

If you already have created an account, do not try to log in with your OpenID before doing the following steps.

  1. Log into the site with your existing account (the username and password you have already created for this site).
  2. Click Profile
  3. Click “Your OpenID’s”
  4. Enter your OpenID(s) and click “Add”

You should now be able to log into the site with your OpenID instead of your username and password.

If you  have any questions, comments, or problems, leave a comment here and we’ll get you straightened out.

The next meeting of the KohaCon 2010 volunteers is scheduled for for Wednesday, March 17 2010, 10am NZST (Tuesday, 16 March 2010 at 21:00:00 UTC+0) in the #koha IRC channel (server: irc.katipo.co.nz).

Official Koha Newsletter (ISSN 2153-8328)
Volume 1, Issue 2: February 2010

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