Horowhenua Library Trust and Katipo Communications in New Zealand are pleased to annouce the release of Kete Version 1.0.

Kete provides a platform for developing community contributed content.  It allows uploading of different types of content: topics (html text based content), documents, audio files, images, movies and links. Kete is the m‚ori word for basket, in the Kete system a basket is the overall organising structure for content. Beyond baskets content is organised by the community using tagging and relating pieces of content to each other.

Kete is developed with Ruby on Rails, utilizes Zebra z39.50 full text indexing engine developed by IndexData, is fully compatible with Koha, and is released under a GNU General Public License (GPL).

Kete recently won the 2007 3M Award for Innovation in New Zealand Libraries, and a Special Mention at the 2007 World Summit Awards for the North America - Oceania Region in the e-inclusion section.

Full documentation, contacts and links to the code repository can be found at the project site http://kete.net.nz

Joann Ransom.

Project Manager.