[Koha] Proposal for fund raising for Koha - to discuss/vote at December General Meeting.

Sebastian Hierl s.hierl at aarome.org
Wed Dec 17 22:01:02 NZDT 2014

I fully support the creation of a structure that will be able to receive,
manage, and allocate funds in a transparent and impartial manner -- and
that is accountable to the community and professionally audited.  This
would require a governing structure to set priorities and allocate funds
and an independent non-profit to receive funds and manage these.  It makes
sense to me that the Horowhenua Library Trust, as the original non-profit
institution that launched Koha in 1999, be the first institution to serve
in this function.

It is essential that Koha continues to grow and to improve.  I would see
such a development as a necessary step to ensure long term viability.  All
libraries that use Koha have an interest in and responsibility to
contribute to its ongoing development and stability--such a development
would provide the structure for a concerted effort.

Sebastian Hierl

Sebastian Hierl, Ph.D.
Drue Heinz Librarian, Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library
American Academy in Rome
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00153 Rome

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On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 7:02 PM, Consul Bruce Metcalf <
consuls at augustansociety.org> wrote:
> On 12/09/2014 03:57 PM, Brendan Gallagher wrote:
>> After discussing with many of you within the Koha project for many years
>> and countless times, I'd like to bring forth the idea of having a
>> fund-raising organization for Koha.
> +1.
> Right now I don't even know *how* to make a financial contribution to some
> phase of the project.
> Let me add the suggestion that whatever system is adopted include
> provisions for targeted donations.
> For example, as we're a research library, my Board might be willing to
> contribute toward infrastructure or indexing, but not circulation or e-book
> projects. If the only way to donate is to a general fund, the uses of which
> are controlled internally (no matter how well), it could discourage some
> donations.
> Regards,
> / Bruce /
> Bruce A. Metcalf
> Library Director
> The Augustan Society, Inc.
> Note: The above is personal opinion, and may not reflect the Society's
> official position.
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