Esa-Pekka Keskitalo is an IT Systems Manager at the National Library of Finland. He was there when the National Library and a number of other academic libraries switched over to Koha in 2019. Now he leads the team that provides Koha maintenance and development services for those libraries. Esa-Pekka is also responsible for CRM and software development environment at the National Library. His previous experience includes digital preservation, institutional repositories, support services for research data management as well as open science and open access policy issues.
Catch me at Kohacon20
Day 2, 2:30-2:55pm: Unique Koha co-operation - Ari Mäkiranta, Koha-Suomi Ltd and Esa-Pekka Keskitalo, National Library of Finland (live, online)
This presentation will demonstrate co-operation between the libraries that use Koha in Finald. The co-operation covers all library sectors: national, academic, and public. Koha-Suomi Ltd is owned by almost 100 municipalities and purpose of the company is to organise Koha services to public libraries. The academic libraries have the organisation of their own. This organisation and Koha-Suomi Ltd have a keen co-operation relationship to develop Koha for Finnish libraries. For example, the system developers communicate daily and have meetings together at least once a week. The presentation will also describe how the co-operation works at the different levels of the organisations (library directors, admin, and library staff).