The 1st KohaCon will take place in France, in 2006, May. Here is the page where program is organised :

MAY, 2ND : Discover Koha

A day for all libraries that would be interested to discover what is OSS, what is Koha, what kind of services Ineo & me can offer. PROGRAM :

  • 9:00- 9:30 : welcome.
  • 9:30-10:00 : someone well known in France that could introduce OSS and how french govt agencies should look carefully at OSS everywhere it's possible (many possibilities here)
  • 10:00-11:00 : Chris Cormack: Koha History : who started, why…
  • 11:00-11:15 : break
  • 11:15-12:15 : Paul Poulain : Koha : quick demo of all modules : acq-cat-circ-…
  • 12:15-14:00 : lunch time (free. Speakers eat together)
  • 14:00-15:00 : Joshua Ferraro: Koha 3.0 : the new version : small tour of the changes in undergrounds & new features.
  • 15:00-16:00 : Pascale Nalon : How to migrate a large library to Koha.
  • 16:00-17:00 : Jean Pierre Sakoun : companies that can help you migrating your library to Koha.


Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris 60-62, Boulevard Saint Michel 75272 PARIS cedex 06


A day for all Koha users


  • 9:00-09:30 : welcome
  • 9:30-11:15 : Joshua Ferraro : complete list & demo all new features.
  • 11:15-11:30 : break
  • 11:30-12:15 : Chris Cormack : Koha 3.0 (continued)
    1. What is Zebra and what is it used for
    2. Spine Labels
    3. Corporate library serials module
    4. Koha for web libraries
    5. Firefox Plugin
  • 12:15-14:00 : Lunch. Everybody having lunch at ENSMP (invited by Ineo)
  • 14:00-15:30 : New projects :
    1. Paul Poulain : Koha Marc Editor,
    2. Joshua Ferraro : Koha OpenSearch Portal,
    3. Paul Poulain : Koha acquisition system,
    4. Pierrick Le Gall (Ineo) : the “data vintager”
  • 15:30-17:00 creating a “Koha fundation”, (“association loi 1901”) for the Koha project : ideas, suggestions & discussions.


Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris 60-62, Boulevard Saint Michel 75272 PARIS cedex 06

NOTES for the demo days

  • ENSMP will provide badges for everybody
  • day 1 limited to 100 person. We will have to close the registrations when we reach this limit.
  • all speaks will be done in native languages. We request that :
  1. speakers send us the presentation at least 1 week before the meeting. We will translate them to french (or english, depending on the native language), to distribute everything in a comprehensive language.
  2. Jean Pierre Sakoun & me will take care of english ⇒ french translation for all frenchies
  3. everything will be recorded and made available for downloading (kohadocs ? ? ?)
  • Katipo & me (& maybe Ineo ?) OK to sponsor coffee/tea/croissants for the 1st day
  • ENSMP will provide coffee/tea/croissants for the welcome of the 2nd day

MAY 8th-12th Koha 3.0 developers week

A full week, only for developers, to work on Koha 3.0, plan Koha 3.2…


  1. Joshua Ferraro (President, Technology, LibLime, OH, USA)
  2. Tina Burger (VP, Marketing, LibLime, OH, USA)
  3. Ryan Higgins (President, Products, LibLime, OH, USA)
  4. Sara Burger (Junior Programmer, LibLime, OH, USA)
  5. Chris Cormack (Programmer, Katipo, New Zealand)
  6. Russel Garlick (Project Manager, Katipo, New Zealand)
  7. Paul Poulain (self-employed, Marseille, France)
  8. Henri-Damien Laurent (Programmer, works for Paul, France)
  9. Antoine Farnault (Student, working on OpenCataloger with Paul, France)
  10. Pierrick Le Gall (Programmer, INEO, France)
  11. Pascale Nalon (Librarian, ENSMP 9th-12th only)
  12. Anna Wojciechowska (Librarian, CMI, 8th, maybe 9th, not 10th-12th)
  13. John Brice (Director, CCFLS, PA, USA)
  14. Kyle Hall (Programmer, CCFLS, PA, USA)
  15. Cindy Murdock (Systems Administrator, CCFLS, PA, USA)
  16. Thomas Dukleth (Agogme, NY, USA)
  17. Tumer Garip (Director, Near East University Grand library, Cyprus 9th-11th only)
  18. Arnaud Laurin (SAN-OP)
  19. Bruno Toumi (SAN-OP)


  • Primary Objective: To get as close as possible to releasing Koha 3.0

Secondary Objectives

  • Koha Project Organisation discussion, including setting up Koha Foundation or potential to join an “umbrella” organisation (e.g SPI). See discussion on KohaFoundation wiki page
  • Koha 3.2 Planning
  • see DevWeek for more info


CMI : Bibliotheque du Centre de Mathematiques et Informatique (CMI) Universite de Provence 39 rue F. Joliot-Curie 13453 Marseille cedex 13


I've pre-reserved upt to 6 rooms in . It's quite cheap, is ** (a correct standard in France), and in the center of Marseille. Henri Damien will have a car (isn't it Henri Damien ?), as well as me. We can drive everybody to the CMI (30-40mn in the morning, we should not have too much traffic) PLEASE : confirm reservation individually. I requested : - 1 twin (chris/russel) ⇒ reserved & confirmed, - 1 twin (Ryan/Sara) ⇒ reserved & confirmed, - 1 double (Joshua/Tina) ⇒ reserved & confirmed, - 1 single (Pascale) ⇒ reserved & confirmed - 1 single (Pierrick) ⇒ reserved & confirmed - 1 single (hdl) ⇒ reserved & confirmed - 1 single (Rachel) ⇒ still pre-reserved, but Rach, pls confirm you won't come. You can confirm reservation through the In additive information, you can specify “Conférence KOHA”. I have pre-reserved from sunday, 7th, to saturday evening 13. Feel free to add or remove a night if you want. Everybody pays it's nights, your credit card number should be requested after reservation (to confirm the reservation). It's a common thing in france.

Note from Russ: Chris and I have confirmed our booking :-)


If you reach Marseille by plane, the best solution to reach Marseille center is the taxi. But it's quite expensive. If you all arrive at the same time I may be able to drive you. (i'm speaking of kiwis & us, as parisians will take the TGV for sure)

The best solution being to reach Marseille by TGV : it's the center of Marseille. Just take the sub to “vieux port” (2 stations, less than 2 minuts) and you're arrived.

IMPORTANT NOTE : RESERVE QUICKLY, as there are 2 large conferences in Marseille this week. The pre-reservation is kept until end of march.


I plan to have at least 3 afters :

  • one evening with a trip to SAN Ouest Provence, to meet the library staff & visit something interesting.
  • one evening with a “bouillabaisse” (but a true one, not a cheap one that you can get on the left part of the “vieux-port”)
  • one evening visiting Notre Dame de la Garde (church & highest point in Marseille) and Saint Victor (oldest church, with a crypt that is 1700 years old)
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