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KohaCon22 Slides & Recordings

Day 1 / Tuesday / September 20

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Slides, etc.

The Long and Winding Road to Open Sharing in Northeast Kansas – Keynote Address

  • Jim Minges (Minges & Associates Consultants)
  • Liz Rea (ByWater Solutions)



Elevating ILL with some Rapid Improvement

  • Andrew Isherwood (PTFS Europe)
  • David Peacock (University of Hertfordshire)

Level Up the Library Community with Koha via RAFLIMTS

  • Furrukh Hussain Zai (Pakistan Library Association & RAFLIMTS)

Designing a Patron Empowering OPAC

  • Jessie Zairo (ByWater Solutions)
  • Lucas Gass (ByWater Solutions)

Adoption, Implementation and Data Migration: Lagos State University Library Experience

  • Adegoroye Adebola Oluwamayokun (Lagos State University)

Koha Implementation in GHQ Central Library

  • Sher Afzal Khan (Koha Pakistan)

Assessing and Improving Koha Performance

  • Nick Clemens (ByWater Solutions)

Koha and Open Source at the King’s Fund Library

  • Matthew Hale (The King’s Fund)

Twilio – Enhancing Patron Communication

  • Christopher Brannon (Coeur d’Alene Public Library / Cooperative Information Network)

Working for a Region that Reads and Writes

  • Mariela Zelada (Red para la Lectoescritura Inicial de Centroamérica y el Caribe (RedLEI))

Day 2 / Wednesday / September 21

Full day recording:




Slides, etc.

Open Source Software as Free Culture

  • Andrew Preater (University of West London)
  • Tundun Folami (University of West London)

A Fine-Free Koha Build

  • Michael Spagnuolo (North Richland Hills Library)

Redesigning Coverflow: Enhancing the User Experience

  • Barbara Glassford Johnson (Bedford Public Library)

Coffee & SIGs [Special Interest Groups]

  • Moderator: Christopher Brannon
  • Panelists: Daniel Gaghan (Circulation) – Heather Hernandez (Cataloging) – Rhonda Kuiper (Acquisitions) – Barbara Glassford Johnson (Demonstration) – Bob Bennhoff (Consortia) – Lucas Gass (Web Dev) – Jason Robb (Sys Admin)

koha-US Monthly General Meeting

  • koha-US Board

Displays Revisited

  • Jason Robb (Southeast Kansas Library System)

Leveling Up with Plugins

  • Kelly McElligott (ByWater Solutions)

Metabase: Next Level Data Visualization

  • Justin Laake (McKinney Public Library System)

Funding QA and Joint Development

  • Brendan Gallagher (ByWater Solutions)
  • Andrew Auld (PTFS Europe Limited)
  • Jonathan Field (PTFS Europe Limited)
  • Nate Curulla (ByWater Solutions)

Saving Kittens and Supporting Koha

  • Aleisha Amohia (Catalyst IT New Zealand)

Day 3 / Thursday / September 22

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Slides, etc.

Implementation and Use of Koha ILMS at KCW Sidhwan Khurd: A Case Study

  • Dr. Mahipal Dutt (Khalsa College for Women Sidhwan Khurd)

Open to Everyone – Getting Involved in the Koha Community

  • Jessie Zairo (ByWater Solutions)
  • Kelly McElligott (ByWater Solutions)
  • Nick Clemens (ByWater Solutions)

Koha – Advancing into Electronic Resources Management (ERM)

  • Jonathan Field (PTFS Europe Limited)

From csv to mrc: Converting Your Spreadsheet into MARC Records

  • Fred King (MedStar Washington Hospital Center)
  • Lauren Denny (Teamwork Library Consortium)

Impromptu session: FRBRization in Koha

  • Sam Passey (Uintah County Library System)

Impromptu session: Driver’s License Scanner

  • Christopher Brannon (Coeur d’Alene Public Library / Cooperative Information Network)

Circulation SIG discussion

  • Daniel Gaghan (Pueblo City-County Library District)

Cataloging SIG discussion

  • Heather Hernandez (San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Research Center)

Acquisitions SIG discussion

  • Rhonda Kuiper (Round Rock Public Library)

Day 4 / Friday / September 23

Full day recording:




Slides, etc.

How Koha is the Best ILS

  • Sunita Pareek (Poornima University)

Train the Trainer – Keeping your Staff Up-To-Date with Koha

  • Jessie Zairo (ByWater Solutions)
  • Kelly McElligott (ByWater Solutions)

Build Cool and Insightful Visualizations with your Koha Data

  • Raymond Bryson (Montgomery County Public Libraries (MD) – MCPL)

Sys Admin & Web Dev SIG Discussion
Note: Due to technical issues with the stream, only the first portion of this SIG was recorded.

  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (Dubuque County Library District)
  • Jason Robb (Southeast Kansas Library System)

Consortia SIG Discussion

  • Bob Bennhoff (Colorado Library Consortium)

Bonus Content: Fred's Poetry

ICYMI: #GivingTuesday Koha Q&A

GivingTuesday is a global movement encouraging people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

The VOD for today’s livestream is now available here:

Direct links to topics discussed:

00:00:00 – Intro
00:07:56 – Koha meaning
00:13:03 – Getting started in Koha Community
00:19:32 – What’s a SIG?
00:28:07 – Keeping up with Koha events
00:30:02 – Why aren’t there official Koha videos?
00:44:10 – Sending claims to vendor from serials module
00:49:26 – Setting up auto-renew
00:55:45 – Setting up patron attributes and making them required
01:06:56 – Difference between lists and carts in OPAC
01:18:11 – Setting up a new Z39.50 target for cataloging
01:23:32 – Editing the fast-add cataloging template
01:28:42 – Merging records
01:32:45 – Batch adding reserves in course reserves
01:36:48 – Using reports from the wiki
01:41:05 – Using mana
01:46:32 – Organizing reports
01:51:48 – Upgrading your Koha instance

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