Koha Community Newsletter: July 2021
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Table of contents
- Upcoming events
- Past events
Current Koha versions
Read the respective release notes by clicking the revision number. The Debian packages are usually available within days after the release.
|26 July 2021
|23 July 2021
|24 July 2021
|25 July 2021
New Koha libraries
- European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, via Admin Kuhn
- Gemeindebücherei Ilvesheim via LMS Cloud
- Stadtbibliothek Dieburg via LMS Cloud
- Stadtbücherei Kemnath via LMS Cloud
- Stadtbücherei Meldorf via LMS Cloud
- Stadtbücherei Tornesch via LMS Cloud
- New Gate Library in Paynesville
- University of West London Library in London, via PTFS Europe
- Feminist Library in London, via Artefacto
- Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York (NY), via Bywater Solutions
Koha tips and tricks
- Archiving purchase suggestions (Bywater Solutions)
- Audio alerts (Bywater Solutions)
- Cataloging in Koha (Bywater Solutions)
- Cities and towns (Bywater Solutions)
- Cron jobs (Bywater Solutions)
- Envío de informes en Koha (Xercode Media Software)
- Housebound module (Equinox)
- How does Content Cafe integratre with Koha? (Bywater Solutions)
- Koha 21.05 upgrade notes (Bywater Solutions)
- Koha Integration with EDS (Bywater Solutions)
- National Level Online Workshop on Koha ILMS Day 2 (NECOLIB)
- Nouveau plugin Koha pour affichage des prêts (Biblibre)
- Offline circulation tool (Bywater Solutions)
- Plugins: Cloudlibrary (koha-US)
- Plugins: Hoopla (koha-US)
- Publisher drop-down in cataloging (Bywater Solutions)
- Resource rewind: June 2021 (Bywater Solutions)
- Resource rewind: July 2021 (Bywater Solutions)
- Rotating collections in Koha (Bywater Solutions)
Support provider news
- Bywater Solutions partners with Theke Solutions and iii to launch INN-Reach integration with Koha (Bywater Solutions)
- Frequently asked questions about Bywater Solutions (Bywater Solutions)
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
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!
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:
For any Koha-related meeting just see the Koha Community calendar. For all past IRC meetings also see the following links.