Koha Community Newsletter: July 2021

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Volume 12, Issue 7
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Michael Kuhn

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Table of contents

Development

Current Koha versions

Read the respective release notes by clicking the revision number. The Debian packages are usually available within days after the release.

Date Revision Includes
26 July 2021
Kyle Hall
Koha 21.05.02
stable
1 enhancement
51 bugfixes
23 July 2021
Victor Grousset
Koha 20.11.08
oldstable
19 bugfixes
24 July 2021
Victor Grousset
Koha 20.05.14
oldoldstable
6 bugfixes
25 July 2021
Wainui Witika-Park
Koha 19.11.20
oldoldoldstable
1 enhancement
9 bugfixes

Community

New Koha libraries

Germany
Liberia
United Kingdom
USA

Koha tips and tricks

Support provider news

Library news from Liberia

by Kathleen Ngenda, library visionary, Liberia

The New Gate Library in Paynesville (Liberia) is in the ongoing process of start-up with Koha. Our team will be having a direct trainer coming from the USA to help us set-up a software and hardware system that will run on limited power and therefore be more “accessible” off the grid. This will take place at the end of August.

Although we are not fully functional we have made good progress with taking all our records from an XL spread sheet through the Marcedit program and now have an online library, when the power is on.

New Gate Library is run by a local charity in Liberia, Grassroots Ministry Liberia. We are open to the public four days a week, and are opening our computer section of the library in September.

I am very thankful to Mr. Herb Janes, who has taken the time to learn all about KOHA and transferring with MARC, so he could help take our 6’000 books from a spread-sheet, and put them into the Koha system.

Next step is to build the global system preferences…

Much appreciation to all the community involvement with Koha.

New Gate Library
New Gate Center, Gbengbar Town
Paynesville, Montserrado County
Liberia

E: nglinfo36@gmail.com
T: +231-776-563-836
OPAC: New Gate Library

Upcoming events

For any Koha-related meeting just see the Koha Community calendar. For upcoming IRC meetings also see Next IRC meetings.

Indkoha 2021

The Bengal Library Association is organising a two day online international conference on Koha from 2-3 October 2021. For details see their Facebook page with programme details and registration info:

Koha Bugsquashing Bonanza

Join the team of Bywater Solutions and Koha community members for a live event to help the Koha community squash some bugs! The Bug Squashing Bonanza will be held as a Youtube live session on Tuesday 10 August 2021 at 11am EST – pop in at anytime to join them during this two hour event!

Kohacon 2021

On 27 July 2021 the Pakistan Koha Community announced the go live of the international Kohacon 2021 conference website. The conference will be held from 20-22 December 2022 in Islamabad (Pakistan) with subsequent hackfest from 23-26 December.

For registration, proposal submission and other information please visit the conference website:

Past events

For any Koha-related meeting just see the Koha Community calendar. For all past IRC meetings also see the following links.

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