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Speaking about Koha at Online Information Olympia

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In conjunction with Library Coop, we will be speaking about how libraries can benefit from free software.  The presentation will focus on Koha, citing examples from a range of libraries.  Come along and ask your questions. The presentation is in … Continue reading

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#coops14 continues: Guardian, Facebook, Cyberunions and Breakfast

Thanks to the Guardian for publishing Why co-operatives matter written by two members of our co-op. Also today, I’m pictured being given a share by Giles Simon of our national co-ordinating co-op on the Co-operatives Fortnight Facebook page. I’m not … Continue reading

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#Debian and #KohaILS Conference Planning

This seems an active time for conference planning in two of the projects I like: KohaCon11 is being planned for Thane, India. Registrations are open and I’m helping to admin the conference system (OCS). If you’d like to talk, submissions … Continue reading

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Blog Action and Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day approaches on Friday. The call this year is for clean water and some high profile blogs including the UKFCO and the White House will be joining in. But until then, you can look at the wonderful direct … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Attractions

Members of our co-op will be attending: North Somerset Cycle Forum, Yatton, Somerset, 9 September 2010 A Roundtable Discussion about Bristol City Council’s Future Web Platform (#BCCWeb), Bristol, 10 September 2010 Futures North, Leeds, 11 September 2010 Bristol Business Show, … Continue reading

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Russel Garlick writes on behalf of the KohaCon10 Organising Committee: “KohaCon10 starts on October 25th in Wellington, New Zealand. We have an exciting line up of speakers on a range of topics related to Koha and [Free and] Open Source … Continue reading

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Library Cuts

Another day, another story about #ukgov cuts and today it’s the turn of libraries. When I turned on the TV at breakfast, they were discussing BBC: A novel idea: Take a look inside the library pub. There’s also a discussion … Continue reading

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Respond to the European Consultation on Library RFID

As you may remember, our co-op is working on various RFID (radio tags instead of barcodes, basically) extensions for Koha. One of the main ethical concerns about RFID is privacy – if done wrong, it could become quite easy to … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

I’m back. Where have I been? I was in Portishead, Plymouth and Taunton in Co-operatives Fortnight back in late June/early July. I seemed to spend July flat out with work trying to catch up again, then I fell ill just … Continue reading

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Koha in Book Industry Communication

Our co-op has joined Book Industry Communication as an associate member, mainly in order to voice experiences of the Koha community and ourselves about RFID tag standardisation and related sustainable development. I want us to give the Free and Open … Continue reading

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