[Koha] Advocating Koha for public libraries in Romania

Irma Birchall irmalibraries at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 11:13:11 NZDT 2011

Hi Marius,

Welcome to the global Koha community :)

My 2 comments....

"Upgrading the open source community version of Koha has become straight 
Most IT supported Koha libraries don't know the frustration of running 
an outdated LMS."

"Koha is free-of-licensing-fees
Koha has all the features of hugely expensive proprietary offerings".

Best wishes and hope to meet you at the 2011 Koha conference.

Irma Birchall
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On 3/02/2011 1:54 AM, Marius Stoica wrote:
> Hi everybody !!!
> My name is Marius Stoica, I am a librarian at the Arad County Public 
> Library <http://aradlibrary.org> from Romania. We are trying for some 
> time to find the best and the most convenient Integrated Library 
> System. We have finally two choices: our current ILS, a proprietary 
> software that is immature and quite experimental and, of course, Koha. 
> Next week I will make an official presentation of Koha and my colegues 
> will have a trail period of about one week to test a Koha demo. Aftar 
> that we will decide which of these two ILS to use and end this period 
> of transition.
> In the last weeks I become quite familiar with Koha and a biG bIG BIG 
> fan , I would like to see our library using Koha, even more, I would 
> like to see a community of Koha users in my country. There are two 
> small libraries that use Koha in Romania. Both are specialized 
> academic libraries. Arad County Public Library 
> <http://aradlibrary.org/> can be the first encyclopedic medium size 
> library that uses Koha and this can be an extraordinary revelation for 
> the other county libraries from Romania. Two ideas that can stand as a 
> revelation:
>     * first, there is the fact that with Koha you can implement a
>       faster, easier and cheaper consortium network for all the
>       libraries in a county, while in Romania there is no functional
>       consortium of county public libraries;
>     * second, there is the fact that librarians from Romania and the
>       public servants in general are not aware of other choices
>       regarding the IT infrastructure, i.e. free, open source software
>       and the empowering and emancipation this kind of software can
>       bring in the field of work.
> So, I want to have as many arguments as possible to advocate Koha in 
> front of my colleges and the administration stuff of our library.
> I will appreciate any kind of support, advice or good thought.
> Warm regards,
> Marius Stoica
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