Kia kaha,

kia kōtahi rā

Kohacon19 Dublin, Ireland

Who am I?

  • Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha
  • One of the original Koha developers
  • Member of the QA Team
  • Works at Catalyst IT
  • @ranginui on twitter

The name - Koha

1. (noun) gift, present, offering, donation, contribution - especially one maintaining social relationships and has connotations of reciprocity.

Some facts

  • When Koha was released in 2000, 4 people had code in it.
  • Over 401 now have code in it.
  • Many many more have contributed bug reports, manual edits, newsletters and emails.
  • 15,000+ Libraries using Koha.
  • Koha is 20 years old in September and is still growing.
  • Almost every single feature was designed by librarians.
  • Coopetition
  • One Koha
  • Open Meetings
  • Transparency
  • Consensus
  • Inclusivity
  • Robust processes

He aha ai?

  • Manaakitanga
  • Kaiakopono
  • Whakatau


Cén fáth

  • Fáilte
  • Meantóireacht
  • Fáiltigh


Mana tāngata

To be a person is not to stand alone, but to be one with one's

people, and the deeper the oneness the more we are truly persons

and have that mana tangata.


- Michael P Shirres : 2000

  • Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi.
  • Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.
  • He waka eke noa.



By Chris Cormack