[Koha] Koha Conference
gsl at rollinghills.lib.mo.us
Thu Jul 17 03:55:23 NZST 2008
Nicole or anyone:
I know that LibLime seems to be feverishly working on 3.0 and then
presumably 3.2, so this may not be high on their priority list, but is
anyone giving any thought to having a Koha Conference (KohaCon or KoCon)
here in the US? We would love to go to Australia, but that's not in the
budget this year.
Having an ILS conference promotes interaction among the users, who share
information and ideas, and also serves as a stimulus for esprit de
corps. Just as talking points, would anyone consider some centralized
location for an initial conference, like the following:
Kansas City (MO or KS) area
All the above are close to the geographical center of the US, and so
minimize travel cost and time on average for US participants. They are
also relatively inexpensive vis-a-vis major convention centers like NY,
LA, SF or Las Vegas, and are served by major airlines.
Unless I am in the dark here and some plans are already being made, I
don't see that anything could happen this year, but maybe something
modest for spring/summer 2009? Perhaps something in conjunction with a
major conference (ALA/PLA/LITA)?
I'm well aware something like this would require significant planning
and, if not hosted gratis (free gratis) by a library, costs for renting
a meeting facility. Maybe we need to start a KUG? A KSIG? Have a bake
sale to raise money? Sell t-shirts? (Somebody used to sell Koha
t-shirts, right? Haven't noticed those for a while.)
Comments and suggestions welcome.
Rolling Hills Consolidated Library
1912 N. Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506
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