Koha Community Newsletter: December 2013

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December 2013

Volume 4, Issue 12
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

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Table of Contents


Koha 3.14.1 Released

by Fridolin Somers

Koha 3.14.1 is released.

You can find the tarball on http://download.koha-community.org/. See release notes here

A great thanks to all contributors.

This is my first release as release maintainer of 3.14.x.

Koha 3.12.8 Released

by Tomas Cohen Arazi

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.12.8.

This is a maintenance release and contains security fixes, enhancements and several bugfixes.

IMPORTANT: we encourage people on the 3.12 version to upgrade to this release.

As always you can download the release from http://download.koha-community.org

For the full release notes and changelog visit:


New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Te Horowhenua Trust wins Koha trademark case. Read press release here.

Chris Cormack discusses Koha milestones and progress in his year-end wrap up.

Read about how Koha handles lost statuses in this post by Nicole Engard.

Galen Charlton, Current Release Manager for Koha, muses on software development and motivation in his blog post entitled, “Conservation of Enthusiasm”.

Vimal Kumar has released a Live DVD based on Koha 3.12.7. More about his live DVD can be found here.

Support Provider News

Rocio Jordan joins ByWater Solutions as Migrations Specialist.

Upcoming Events

January General IRC Meeting

The January general IRC meeting will be held on 8 January at 10:00 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

Past Events

The American University of Rome hosts Conference on E-learning and Open Source for Libraries 
by Stefano Bargioni and Franziska Wallner on behalf of Koha Gruppo Italiano

On November 19th 2013, the American University of Rome hosted a half day conference on e-learning and open source for libraries. Guest speaker, Donna Scheeder, IFLA President-Elect (The International Federation of Library Associations) outlined the findings of the IFLA trend report, placing focus on trends 1 and 2, how technologies are both expanding but limiting access to information and how online education is disrupting online learning. Among the panelists were Stefano Bargioni, Deputy Director of the library of the Pontificia Universita’ della Santa Croce and IT consultant to the AUR library who showcased the Koha movement in Italy, Sebastian Hierl, Director of the library of the American Academy Library who spoke about the Koha initiative at the academy, and finally Rosa Fusco, Director of Computer Services at AUR who shared with the audience how AUR plans to compliment its course offerings with online learning.

The Koha Gruppo Italiano (https://www.facebook.com/KohaGruppoItaliano) hopes to draw attention to IFLA there by creating a positive and interactive relationship.

December General IRC Meeting

The December general IRC meeting was held on 4 December 2013.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is here.


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