Catalyst IT and PTFS Europe would like to invite you to hear from and meet Joann Ransom as part of her Koha world tour.
Librarian Joann Ransom worked on the original release of Koha and it is a real pleasure to host her as she undertakes a World Tour as a Koha ambassador. The world tour includes Sydney, Malaysia, Mumbai, Pune, London, Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Marseille, New York, Montreal, Chicago, Kansas, Oregon and San Francisco.
Joann has recently left Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, where Koha was developed in 1999, where she had been CEO for the last 6 years. After raising her 4 children Joann was ready for fresh challenges starting with 3 months travelling the globe meeting the Koha community members who have grown the original Koha into one of the world’s most popular library management systems today.
“Releasing Koha under an open source licence made so much sense to us; we were a public library not a software development company and we needed a much wider pool of librarians to develop the software further”.
Today Koha is one of the world’s most widely used library management systems across all sectors with a strong and active development community.
CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE
Tuesday 6th September 2016, 13.30 – 16.30
Numbers are limited so please book early!
13:30: Registration and refreshments
14:00: Welcome and an overview of Koha in the UK
Nick Dimant, Managing Director – PTFS Europe
14:15: New developments in Koha
Jonathan Field, Technical Director – PTFS Europe
14:30 – Jo Ransom
15:20 – Refreshments and networking
16:30 – Finish