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    The image depicts Bayanihan, a common tradition in Philippine towns where community members volunteer to help a family move to a new place by volunteering to transport the house (bahay-kubo) to a specific location. The process involves literally carrying the house to its new location. This is done by putting bamboo poles forming a strong frame to lift the stilts from the ground and carrying the whole house with the men positioned at the ends of each pole. Bayanihan spirit is also best embodied in Free and Open Software more specifically Koha ILS. Within the Koha ILS community, every individual (either as developer, documentation manager or just plain user that reports bug) works toward a goal of making Koha ILS the best library automation package. The zeroes and ones (binary) that can be send in the foreground is a repetition of the word “Koha” represented in binary digits, which is the smallest unit of data on a computer. The binary digits are in colors blue and red, which represent the blue and red horizontal stripes in the Philippine flag. The Koha ILS logo and below it, Koha written in ancient Filipino script baybayin, has a motif of yellow which depicts the third color in the Philippine flag.

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  • Come and Join us!

  • KohaCon2017 Philippines

  • June 19-23, 2017

  • Makati City, Philippines

  • Ayala Museum

              The Philippines will host the 2017 Koha International Conference (KohaCon17) in the central business district of Makati City, Philippines. KohaCon is an annual international users’ conference for the Koha Open Source Library System. Koha is the world’s first free and open source ILS, created by the Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand. The main purposes of KohaCon is sharing and exchanging experience in new functionalities, training and bug squashing, promoting collaboration to enhance the use of open source ILS and to encourage new developments in Koha. The conference combines high-quality plenary presentations, case studies and round table sessions, a hackfest during the last two days of the conference and social events. It is held in various countries and as a rule, it shall not be held in the same continent within three years unless no proposal has been introduced from a different continent. Previous KohaCons were held in: Paris, France (2006); Plano, Texas (2009); Wellington, New Zealand (2010); Thane, India (2011); Edinburgh, Scotland (2012); Reno, Nevada (2013); Cordoba, Argentina (2014); Ibadan, Nigeria (2015) and Thessaloniki, Greece (2016). Come and join us from June 19-23, 2017! And in consonance with the spirit of Koha, a Maori term for a gift or donation, the registration is free!