[Koha] Fwd: RFP: 3rd NAKUG/KohaNA meeting

Paul A paul.a at navalmarinearchive.com
Fri Nov 20 09:51:28 NZDT 2015

At 08:19 PM 11/19/2015 +0000, BWS Johnson wrote:
> > The Koha North America User’s Group would like to invite agencies and
> > libraries located within the United States to host its third annual meeting
> > held in early August, 2016. This meeting offers participants two days of
> > instructional sessions and presentations, followed by a two day hackfest.
>     At risk of beating a dead horse, I am once again disappointed that 
> this body has taken up the mantle of "North America". There are plenty of 
> Libraries, Organisations, and Agencies within North America that do not 
> fit your group's stringent United States centric viewpoint. I am also 
> continually saddened that this body will only consider meeting in early 
> August. It is further too bad that you all charge fees for your meeting. 
> The three of these problems in combination send a strong repeated message 
> that inclusivity is not an aim of your organisation, whether that be a 
> valid conclusion to draw or no. I do so hope that at some point in 
> future, this group might reconsider any or all of those matters.

In 1812, the "Americans" (17 States) thought they could just march into 
Canada and take over. As Tom Lehrer used to sing: "they've hardly bothered 
us since then..."

Best -- Paul 

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