[EIFLfoss] Register now for Online Session for EIFL FOSS Themed Week on FOSS Advocacy and KOHA
simon.ball at eifl.net
Thu Jun 2 12:04:23 EEST 2011
Having difficulty advocating FOSS to senior management?
Are you working with, or interested in investigating KOHA, the Open Source
If so, why not participate in the upcoming EIFL-FOSS free online workshop:
Tuesday June 14th, 09.30 - 10.30 UK time (10.30 – 11.30 CET): *FOSS Advocacy
Koha is a well-established FOSS ILS and several EIFL libraries are now using
it (see 2010 updated case studies at
However, many technicians and librarians face an uphill battle in convincing
senior managers of its value and the benefits of moving to FOSS. This
workshop will feature contributors who can all help you to advocate for FOSS
tools, through their experience with KOHA.
Online Workshop Details
The guest contributors will include:
- Dave Parkes, Associate Director Information Services, Staffordshire
University, UK (the first UK University to move fully to Koha)
- Dibyendra Hyoju, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, Nepal (currently working
on a pilot to establish a KOHA Union Catalog between 3 libraries).
Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences of KOHA and of
FOSS advocacy. There will also be plenty of time for questions and answers.
The workshop will be supported by an open access wiki for Questions and
Answers about KOHA and FOSS advocacy. If you have any questions about KOHA
or FOSS advocacy please add them to the
How to register
To register your interest in attending the workshop, please email
rebecca.neilson at eifl.net as soon as possible stating your name, email
address, job title, country, and your EIFL role if you have one.
The session is open to anyone to attend but places are limited. If it is
oversubscribed, priority will be given to participants from EIFL partner
How you participate
Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a URL and password for the
session. Access to the session will only be possible from 09.00 UK time on
June 14th (the session will begin at 09.30).
All you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound (and maybe
headphones if you are in a busy room).
To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully,
please go to www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Dr Simon Ball
EIFL FOSS Programme Manager
simon.ball at eifl.net
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