A month from now the 3rd HackFest Koha will take place in BibLibre's office in Marseille from 18 to 22 March. Here is a little overview of the program and the list of those who already decided to come.
In 2012, as in the previous years, BibLibre made his business on OpenSource/Free softwares. As in the previous years, BibLibre also dedicated a lot of ressources to contribute to softwares we support.
This blog entry summarize all the work we made for communities (Note that it does *not* include sponsored/funded work. It reports only self-funded contributions)
BibLibre is proud to share with you the press release from the association « Bibliothèques Sans Frontières » ("Libraries Without Borders") announcing that they have adopted Koha as their reserve management tool
In 2011 and in 2012, BibLibre organized a Koha hackfest in his office. Those hackfests were a success. All BibLibre staff were very happy to work for the community and with the community "irl", and people that came were very happy too.
In 2012, 10 french librarians were here, we splitted in small groups or 4-5 persons, focusing on various tasks, either technical or non technical.
That's why we decided to organize another hackfest in Marseille in 2013. The dates are now defined: it will be in march, 18th to 22nd.
BibLibre keep on contributing to drupal-opac (No less than four two-weeks sprints, involving four developers and two librarians each since early september.). Reminder: drupal-opac allows libraries to integrate their catalog with Drupal. The 4th code sprint just ended last friday with the first release of the module: 7.x-1.0-alpha1.
The second one was to develop a Perl script that does some actions on Koha using the wonderfull Test::WWW::Mechanize library. This library let you manipulate web pages exactly as if you were running them with your mouse and keyboard.
Like most of you already know, some responsibilities are defined by an election, and an official choice by the Koha community.
With the release of Koha 3.10 approaching (in one month and a half), it was time to elect the new team. It's now done !