Topic: Kete Upgrade: Stage 1 commences.

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I am delighted to announce that funding has been secured to allow the most urgent work to commence on the Kete upgrade.

This is all backend but will address the critical security flaws and 'performance'  issues due to running such an old version of Rails.

Stage 1 is a stripped down proposal and will cost $50k. This funding has been contributed by Digital NZ $20k, Te Horowhenua Trust $25k and Tauranga Libraries $5k. We have also received donations from individuals via Paypal

The work will be carried out by a project team consisting of Andy Neale from Digital NZ, Joanne Dillon from Te Horowhenua Trust and Leith Harhoff from Palmerston North who will work with Josh Forde from Rabid.

If you currently have a Kete please consider whether you wish to keep using it and if not, what you will replace it with if the upgrade work is not completed.

We are now seeking the remainder of the funding to complete the balance of the critical stage 1 work and invite all Kete Libraries to contribute to this project. Many of us have capital funding left as the end of the financial year draws in and Te Horowhenua Trust is happy to generate invoices for ‘Kete upgrade: stage 1, payment 1’ if that is helpful.

Please drop me a line if you would like to contribute jransom at

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