Koha Community Newsletter: June 2020

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June 2020

Volume 11, Issue 6
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Development

Koha 20.05.01 Released

by Jonathan Druart
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 20.05.01.

This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

Koha 20.05.01 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 11 enhancements, 48 bugfixes.

The full release notes are available at https://koha-community.org/koha-20-05-01-released/

Koha 19.11.07 Released

by Aleisha Amohia
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 19.11.07.

This is my first release as the 19.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release.

Koha 19.11.07 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements, 48 bugfixes.

The full release notes are available at https://koha-community.org/koha-19-11-07-released/

Koha 19.05.12 Released

by Victor Grousset
The Koha Community is happy to announce the release of Koha 19.05.12.

This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my first release as the 19.05.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release. And in particular to those who helped me on the community IRC channel to solve the various issues and confusions that I encountered for my first release ever.

It includes 1 enhancement, 30 bugfixes.

The full release notes are available at https://koha-community.org/koha-19-05-12-released/

Community

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Take a look at these new tutorials from PTFS Europe:

The team at ByWater Solutions has some great new tutorials for you:

Support Provider News

From PTFS Europe
Our successful FEstival online conference on 3 June was attended by a large number of delegates from the UK Further Education sector interested in what Koha offers their libraries. Particularly enjoyed were sessions from existing Koha libraries, Leeds City College and City of Glasgow College. All sessions are available to view on the PTFS Europe YouTube channel.

From Catalyst IT
The next #ChatOpenS date is July 15, 2020 from 12-1pm EDT. It’s for discussing topics relating to open source in libraries – all communities welcome.

Upcoming Events

Koha US Cataloging SIG (Special Interest Group): archives and Koha

by Heather Hernandez
The next Koha-US Cataloging SIG (Special In terest Group) round table will look at archives and Koha. Please bring your questions, tips, tricks, and let’s chat about catalog records for finding aids hosted elsewhere, finding aids hosted in Koha, value of finding aids, objects (not just paper collections), using MarcEdit, EAD/MARC conversion, and as usual, any other tips, tricks, topics, or questions! You don’t have to be a member of Koha-US to participate, nor do you have to be a cataloger! We often work in real, live, in production Koha catalogs, and are happy to try things out live–it’s loads of fun! So please join us on Thursday, July 2, 2020 @ 8am – 9am PT (9 MT/10 CT/11 ET in the United States). Can’t make it? No problem–it will be recorded and available on the Koha US YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV58VVGJH5V1wNHZqYpAfX7y1dU9eWTXq

More information on the Koha-US SIGs is here: http://koha-us.org/special-interest-groups/ You can join via the “Join” button on this page, or email info@koha-us.org for assistance with joining any of the SIGs.

Upcoming topics of the Cataloging SIG meetings include MARC frameworks (August), Related formats (e.g. print/online) (September), Languages and record displays (October), Reports (November), Workarounds and documentation (December).

Please also feel free to address questions, tips, tricks, ideas for topics, etc. to the group or to me, heather_hernandez@nps.gov, via email at anytime. And guest presenters & hosts are most welcome if you have something you’d like to share! Full details on our SIG meetings, as well as those of the other SIGS, are on the Koha US calendar, http://koha-us.org/calendar/

July General IRC Meeting

The July General IRC meeting will be held the 17th at 20:00 UTC.

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

July Development IRC Meeting

The July Development IRC meeting will be held the 1st at 20:00 UTC.

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

July Documentation IRC Meeting

The July Documentation IRC meeting was held the 2nd at 19:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

June General IRC Meeting

The June General IRC meeting was held the 17th at 15:00 UTC.

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

June Development IRC Meeting

The June Development IRC meeting was held the 3rd at 20:00 UTC.

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

June Documentation IRC Meeting

The June Documentation IRC meeting was held the 7th at 19:00 UTC.

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

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