Koha Community Newsletter: December 2020

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Volume 11, Issue 12
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Michael Kuhn

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Table of contents


Current Koha versions and revisions

Date Revision Notes
27 November 2020 Koha 20.11.00 stable
24 November 2020 Koha 20.05.06 oldstable
24 November 2020 Koha 19.11.12 oldoldstable

In December 2020 no new Koha version or revision was released.


Don’t miss KohaAdvent – Your daily dose of Koha over the Christmas period – in this years blog series a Koha plugin system is built step by step.


Notes, gossip & announcements

New Koha libraries

United Kingdom

Koha tips & tricks

Support provider news

Bywater Solutions


2020 Library Automation Perceptions Survey

Every year Marshall Breeding performs a survey to gauge libraries’ overall satisfaction with their respective integrated library solutions. This survey is instrumental in letting support providers know how they are doing, and does wonders for small companies when their satisfied partners share their experiences. Responses from this survey also help the open source community improve visibility, lead enhancements, and promote global acceptance of the products.

As open source software is supported both by the general community and by a variety of different service organizations, some special considerations apply to Koha. In the libraries.org directory, Koha is represented by a combination of the name Koha and the primary support organization involved (for example “Koha — Catalyst IT”). Libraries relying entirely on community support or internal resources are represented as “Koha — Independent”.

If you have responded in previous years, please respond again this year to help identify any trends regarding improvement or worsening of the products or support services.

Take survey

Read the original posting by Marshall Breeding to the mailing list “Koha”.

Upcoming events

KohaCon 2021

On 2 December Caroline Cyr-La-Rose wrote (see original posting):

“In 2020 Catalyst IT and their partners did a great job offering us a hybrid KohaCon this year, where people in COVID-free New Zealand could attend in person and people outside New Zealand could still attend from their homes or offices across the world through streaming. […] It was proposed that we continue this tradition even in a(n eventually) COVID-free world so that everyone can attend and learn from each other no matter their availability, ability to travel, or budget.

If you or your organization would like to organize KohaCon21, please enter all relevant information on this wiki page: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/KohaCon21_Proposals (if you do not already have an account to edit the wiki, you can request one, it is usually pretty fast to get your access). Know that the community stands behind anyone who volunteers to organize and that help is always available if you’re unsure how to proceed.

Call for proposals will end on January 15, 2021 at 23:50 UTC. If there is more than one proposal, we will organize a vote, which will be announced on this mailing list.”

For 2021, the following continents are eligible: Africa, Americas (north, central and south), Asia

IRC meetings

Date and time Meeting
6 January 2021 20:00 UTC General IRC Meeting
7 January 2021 15:00 UTC Documentation IRC Meeting

For all upcoming IRC meetings see Next IRC meetings.

Past events

Date and time Meeting
16 November 2020 koha-US User Services Special Interest Group
19 November 2020 koha-US Web Development
3 December 2020 koha-US Cataloging Special Interest Group
8 December 2020 koha-US System Administration Special Interest Group
15 December 2020 koha-US Acquisitions Special Interest Group

IRC meetings