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== Welcome to Kete 1.3
Kete is software that enables communities, whether the community is a town or a company, to collaboratively build their own digital libraries, archives and repositories. Kete combines features from Knowledge and Content Management Systems as well as collaboration tools such as wikis, blogs, tags, and online forums to make it easy to add and relate content on a Kete site.
* Kete 1.3 features and bug fixes are outlined at
* Technical Requirements can be found at
* Information about how to download Kete can be found at
For the most up to date information about Kete please see
== New Installations
A detailed and up to date Installation Guide can be found at
== Upgrading
If you have an existing Kete site, you can find upgrade instructions at
== Promoting Your New Kete Site
As of Kete 1.1 you may submit your new Kete site to be listed in a directory of Kete sites on during initial configuration or later by using the link found at Administrator's Toolbox > List Site on
== Credits
The Kete software was originally envisioned by Joann Ransom at Horowhenua Library Trust for the Kete Horowhenua project ( Walter McGinnis and Russel Garlick from Katipo Communications, Ltd. ( collaborated with Joann on the concepts of how the software should work. Walter did the initial implementation with help from fellow katipods, Bob Lyon and Richard Anderson.
Horowhenua Library Trust, Te Reo o Taranaki (, Liblime (, and New Zealand Registry Services ( all funded development by Walter and fellow Kete team member Steven Upritchard on Kete 1.0. Steven did the graphic design, CSS, and refinements to the HTML in templates for the new default theme with feedback from Rachel Hamilton-Williams, Dean Elliot, and Walter. Details about the 1.0 work can be found at
Kete 1.1's major work was funded by Te Reo o Taranaki, Aotearoa Peoples Network New Zealand (, the New Zealand Mental Health Commission (, Katipo, and HLT. It was done by Walter, Steven, and new Kete team members at Katipo, James Stradling and Kieran Pilkington. Patches were contributed by Joe Atzberger and Mason James for Liblime as well as Sam Villain for Catalyst IT, Ltd. (
Kete 1.2's major work was funded by Auckland City Libraries, Te Reo o Taranaki, Katipo, Friends of Pukekura Park, Horizons Regional Council, and HLT. It was done by Walter, James, and Kieran Pilkington. Kieren deserves special mention for doing a large amount of implementation, with software design and supervision from Walter, for the 1.2 release.
Kete is a Ruby on Rails application, so huge thanks go to those that have worked on Ruby and Ruby on Rails for providing a great foundation to build an application on top of. Thanks also go to the team at IndexData ( for their work on Zebra which Kete uses as the basis for its search and browsing functionality.
Kete 1.3's major work was funded by Auckland City Libraries and New Zealand Chinese Association Auckland Branch, Te Reo o Taranaki, Katipo, and Manawatu Wanganui LASS. Several smaller bits were funded by Friends of Pukekura Park, Horowhenua Library Trust, Aotearoa Peoples Network Kaharoa, Te Arai Beach Preservation Society, EESI, and others.
In addition, we had our first public fundraising drive for the Image Selector in the Rich Text Editor. We received donations from many of the above, as well as including Wellington City Libraries, John Billings, CALYX, KnowledgeWare Technologies, and Bill Howard.
Work was done by a number of people, but Kieran Pilkington and myself did most of the coding. Breccan McCleod-Lundy also helped out on the Mongo Translatable and Kete Translatable Content sub-projects.
New Relic again provided their services to identify areas that needed optimization as we prepared for the Kete 1.3 release.
Kete also benefits from numerous plugin and gem developers, see vendor/plugins and config/required_software.yml for details. Thank you for the great software libraries!
Kete is Copyright (C) 2006-2012 Horowhenua Library Trust and Others under the GPL version 2 license. See license.txt for details.
This document originally written by Walter McGinnis, Kete Project Lead, Katipo Communications, Ltd. on August 29th, 2008. Updated for the 1.2 release on May 13th, 2009 and again for the 1.3 release on January 11th, 2012.
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