Newsletter BibLibre April 2014


Welcome on the April edition of BibLibre’s newsletter.

In this mounth newsletter, we talk about new blog posts from our series “Did you know?”. The library of Cadarache and the franciscan in Assisi chose Koha with BibLibre. We go back on the 2014 Koha hackfest and on the tradeshow Documation of last week.

I take advantage of this introduction to give you some news about Piwik. We have to update Piwik version 2.0 for our customers who can now enjoy the new interface of this free alternative to Google Analytics. 10 of our customers analyze their Koha OPAC with Piwik and benefit from modules that we have specifically developed to track in detail the research conducted by their subscribers.

If you are interested in Piwik, do not hesitate to send us an email ( and we will be pleased to give you some extra information.

Pierre Vandekerckhove


Software updates

Did you know?

This month we released 3 new tricks around Koha System Preferences : Customize the ” No Answer ” in the OPAC search, Enable Sharing of record on social networks and Allow members to choose privacy settings of their historical reading .


New customers


Library of CEA Cadarache adopted the Open Source library management system Koha. We will help to install and configure Koha to migrate data from biblio-tech and provide training so they can make the most of their new software. BibLibre also provides hosting, maintenance and support of their solution.

Franciscains d’Assise

The Franciscans documentation center in Assisi chose the Open Source library management system Koha with BibLibre to manage its library. We also provide maintenance and support of Koha.


Past events

Koha Hackfest

The Koha hackfest was held April 10 to 14 at our office in Marseille. In total 60 participants were present throughout the week to participate in the evolution of the Koha open source software. We wrote a blog post summarizing the event and made ​​an infographic that shows the key figures .


AFI and BibLibre were present at Documation that was held on March 26 and 27. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the “business” was back in force in this event where content management became predominant for providers as well as actors, with many libraries involved. We met documentation centers, from the public and private, in general very interested in the original approach we propose, and the power of the tools available in the free software ecosystem. Also a wealth of contacts with consulting firms who had questions about our alliance, but also on our offers.


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