The 14 Swedish municipalities of Norrbotten decides to go for Koha and becomes Sweden’s largest consortia

On the 26 August 2020 the library consortia of 14 Swedish municipalities in the administrative region of Norrbotten (homepage) decided to go for the open and free Koha library system. This will in effect become the largest Koha consortia in Sweden.

The administrative regional library organisation will likely be responsible for procurement and Koha will be launched live within the consortia on the 1 January 2022. The participating municipalities are Arjeplog, Arvidsjaur, Boden, Gällivare, Haparanda, Jokkmokk, Kalix, Kiruna, Luleå, Pajala, Älvsbyn, Överkalix, and Övertorneå.

The Swedish Koha User Group congratulates the Norrbotten library consortia on the decision to go with Koha and wishes the libraries in Norrbotten welcome to an extensive and fruitful collaboration on Koha and it’s further development and use in Sweden, and worldwide.

Save-The-Date: Swedish Koha User Group meeting 15-17 October 2019

Dates: 15-17 October 2019
Location: Lund University
Conference fee: none

The Swedish Koha User Group, in collaboration with Lund University Library, hereby invite to a meeting for everyone who uses, has chosen, and investigates or are interested in the open and free library system Koha.

We will return with a programme and more information regarding application but please book these dates in your calendar already now. Also please share with interested colleagues.

Kind regards,
Lund University Library in collaboration with the steering committee of the Swedish Koha User Group

Summary of the seventh biannual Swedish Koha User Group meeting in Skövde and Library Mellansjö

Between 26 to 28 of March 2019 a total of 150 delegates from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland met up in Skövde to discuss Koha and open source. The Swedish Koha User Group invited to its seventh biannual meeting and both presentations with speakers from Finland as well as open space discussions, workshops, and hackfest were held. At the same time, an open afternoon about open source were held. This session was open to non-user group members interested in Koha and Open Source. Key Note speaker for the meeting was Professor Björn Lundell, expert on open source in public sector. The meeting days were concluded as being successful and provided the delegates with new impulses and impressions to be taken back home to their own organisations.

The full meeting notes (In Swedish), including recorded presentations, is found here: