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Koha 3.0 RC1 Released

It’s finally here! After tons of hard work, the Koha community has announced the release of Koha 3.0 RC1. This from the many Koha mailing lists: You can download from the usual location: You can check the integrity of the package; either by verifying the provided GPG signature (.sig) or by comparing the MD5 checksum: 5cc0914c5e8250c2491f4dbcf27d4301 koha-3.00.00-stableRC1.tar.gz I’ve also tagged this in Git as “version 3.00.00 stableRC1″ v3.00.00-stableRC1  [ Read More ]

50 Libraries using LibraryThing for Libraries

Awesome news from LibraryThing: We’ve just hit our first major milestone: there are now 50 libraries using LibraryThing for Libraries. See the full list here. For a visual representation of what may be the opposite of LibraryThing for Libraries, but of the same number, look to the right. We’re also pleased that number 50 is Portland Public Library, in LibraryThing’s hometown. We attended the implementation, and we’re happy to say  [ Read More ]

CIL2008: Open Source Landscape

I love listening to Marshall Breeding present – it always makes me feel better to know that someone can talk faster than me Marshall started his talk by showing us the lib-web-cats advanced search which allows you to search for libraries running specific systems. He did remind us to keep in mind that the systems shown are the ones that have made a commitment to a system (may not be  [ Read More ]

CIL2008: WoePac to WowPac

Karen Schneider moderated this very interesting two part session on WoePac to WowPac – a look at OPACs as we know them and would like them to be. As a librarian who has often torn her hair out over the sad state – “or should I say sucky state” of our OPACs she’s the perfect person to be introducing the speakers for this session. First off, Roy Tennant. Roy started  [ Read More ]

Keep Lib-web-cats up-to-date

A request for help posted to the Web4Lib List that I think might be of interest to you: This is an appeal to the readers of Web4Lib to help me collect information regarding automation products used in libraries. I maintain the lib-web-cats database and use it as a tool for analysis of what automation products that libraries choose to purchase or implement. Lib-web-cats currently includes over 32,000 libraries worldwide. I  [ Read More ]

Koha 3 (Beta) Released

After all of my work bug checking and writing the manual for Koha 3, the beta release has finally been announced. I’d love some help testing – so I can’t wait to see what you all have to say!! Technorati Tags: koha

VALENJ: PINES & the Evergreen Open Source ILS

Elizabeth McKinney de Garcia, Program Director of Georgia PINES talked to us about how PINES decided to develop their own open-source ILS, Evergreen. Georgia PINES is made up of 49 public library systems which equates to 275 facilities and bookmobiles sharing a joint bibliographic database of nearly 9 million books. About PINES The PINES library card is free to residents of Georgia and can be used at any PINES library  [ Read More ]

VALENJ: WALDO & the Koha Open Source ILS

John Stromquist, Executive Director of the WALDO Consortium talked to us about their decision to go with the Koha ILS and LibLime. WALDO is a multi-type library consortium. Of their membership, there are 12 full members (this means they have a shared ils), 11 associate members (this means they share a union catalog), 500+ regular academic members, and 400+ public members. WALDO helps libraries with vendor contracts, John said that  [ Read More ]

Book Covers for your OPAC

Tim Spalding has posted a bit of code to get free book covers for your OPAC by using Google. Godmar Back has given a different example for getting multiple covers at once. The Google Book Search API seems to have taken off with libraries & librarians! Technorati Tags: google books, google book search api, book jackets

VALENJ: Koha Open Source Library System

Next up, LibLime‘s Joshua Ferraro. Josh talked to us about why LibLime was started and what both LibLime & Koha could do for libraries. Originally uploaded by nengard Why start LibLime? Josh would often hear librarians saying that they liked the idea of open source, but we have no way to support it. So, Josh started LibLime to offer libraries support for open-source software in hopes that once the company  [ Read More ]

ATO2014: Open Source

Jeffrey Hammond from Forrester Research started this morning with a ...

ATO2014: Open Source

Charlie Reisinger works for Penn Manor school district and was ...

ATO2014: The first F

Remy DeCausemaker aka "RemyD" was up next to talk to ...

ATO2014: Unmanagemen

Luis Ibanez talked to us next about unleadership and unmanagement ...

ATO2014: Social medi

Rikki Endsley overheard this at a conference: "I don't believe ...