[Koha] Round the World Koha Tour

Faye Michele Doran fdoran at ra.ac.ae
Wed Jul 13 00:02:40 NZST 2016


How absolutely amazing that you are going to 'pound the pavement' to meet up with people & libraries that use (or should use) Koha.

You are so fortunate to have an understanding family/work (if indeed you are still working) to allow you this pilgrimage.

Regretfully, you will be bypassing the Middle East, but I imagine there are fewer users in this region than other geographic areas.  I know it must be expensive for every stop you make...

Enjoy your travels, and remember, it is the journey, not the destination that you will remember!  I'm sure this will be high on your Bucket List!  (Just keep an eye out for those Pokeman monsters...!)

Hei Kona ra!

Faye Doran
Rabdan Academy, Abu Dhabi, UAE

-----Original Message-----
From: Koha [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Joann Ransom
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:21 AM
To: koha
Subject: [Koha] Round the World Koha Tour

I  have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the global Koha community and in the space of less than a week we have ourselves a Koha World Tour!

The draft itinerary can be seen online here:


While it does circumnavigate the world it misses out on huge chunks which will have to wait for another time. I can't, in all conscience, take more than 3 months away from the workforce and will have to get a real job at some point!

I have shown the local hosts or contacts for each leg in case people would like to help or host.

I will have 3 topics that I would love to talk about:

   1. The Origins of Koha: why we developed it, why Koha, how it has
   developed and why it is so jolly special;
   2. The Koha Community: this is why its so special :) Will talk about how
   the community works and how to get the best out of belonging;
   3. Te Takere: transforming a c1960s library service into a thriving
   community centre. As leader of this fantastic project it has been a career
   changing gig and one which has required a whole new approach. With visitor
   counts rising from 18k a  month to over 40k and reported youth crime down
   60% after the first year of opening we were doing something right.

Once I have firmed up a few more leads and checked the feasibility of this from a booking flights point of view I'll post a firm itinerary.

Many thanks - and I can't wait to meet you!

Joann Ransom RLIANZA
Chief Executive
Te Horowhenua Trust.
Koha mailing list  http://koha-community.org Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz https://lists.katipo.co.nz/mailman/listinfo/koha

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