[Koha] Well, this is disappointing ...

Harris, Gary, DCA Gary.Harris at state.nm.us
Tue Dec 13 10:05:38 NZDT 2011

I for one, as a member of the "real" Koha community, kind of like what is happening. I love the fact that Koha is being used to teach these kinds of skills to library school students. On the other hand, I am dismayed by the way this is happening. Hopefully, students in these classes will figure this out. They don't need a benefactor like this company to learn about open source, Koha, and how to make work. I wish there was something the community could do, I just don't know what right now. Anyone else experiencing mixed emotions on this particular topic? Would it not be wonderful to have interested library school students everywhere using community-based Koha?

Sorry, this company just gets to me sometimes.

New Mexico, USA.

From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Joann Ransom
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 1:16 PM
Cc: Koha list
Subject: Re: [Koha] Well, this is disappointing ...

You can't help those who won't help themselves. The LibLime relationship with Koha is well documented and a cursory internet search would clearly show that.

It does seems short sighted though..

On 13 December 2011 05:00, Cab Vinton <bibliwho at gmail.com<mailto:bibliwho at gmail.com>> wrote:

"LibLime Academic Koha to be used by University Students in Spring
Semester 2012 [Dec. 8, 2011]

Spring semester 2012, three schools are joining LibLime in the Koha
with Class program. The three schools working with LibLime on this
project include: The School of Library and Information Science at
Indiana University; The Information School at the University of
Washington Gallagher; and the Graduate School of Library and
Information Science at Simmons College. Library school students at
these three Universities - taking classes in library automation and
technology systems -- will be studying the principles for design,
selection, implementation and management of automated systems of all
types in libraries. Each course will cover the use of ILSs for
technical service processing, reference and user services, and
management. Both courses will include presentations and demos from
vendors and systems librarians and possible site visits to libraries
using ILS systems in their day-to-day operations."

Free hosting is a nice bonus, but still ...

Cab Vinton, Director
Sanbornton Public Library
Sanbornton, NH

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Joann Ransom RLIANZA
Head of Libraries,
Horowhenua Library Trust.
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