[Koha] Round the World Koha Tour

Joann Ransom joann.ransom at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 00:13:21 NZST 2016

Hi Faye

Thank you for your good wishes. I am indeed blessed to be able to undertake
this trip and yes it is amazing!

I simply couldn't fit in all the offers of hospitality unless I made it a 6
month trip. I'm really sorry to have missed so many places particularly
Africa, the Middle East and South America plus most of the USA.

Kind regards

On 13/07/2016 12:02 AM, "Faye Michele Doran" <fdoran at ra.ac.ae> wrote:

> Joann
> 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
> www.ra.ac.ae
> -----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:
> http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/665664/Round-the-World-Koha-Tour/
> 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.
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