Koha Community Newsletter: May 2016

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May 2016

Volume 7, Issue 5
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents


Koha 3.22.7 Released

by Julian Maurice
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.7. This is a security release and contains many bugfixes.

It includes 1 security fix, 71 bugfixes and 1 enhancement.

The full release notes are available at
koha-3.22.7 Release Notes

Koha 16.05 Released

by Brendan Gallagher
It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of Koha 16.05, a
major release of the Koha open source integrated library system.

Koha 16.05 is a major release, that comes with many new features and

See the full release notes
Download Koha 16.05

Debian Packages will soon be available in the repository.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this work! Koha!!!

Please note – Ubuntu 16.04 support is still WIP and isn’t supported at the
moment, due to stricter MySQL version 5.7. All installs and updates should
be done on versions previous to MySQL 5.7.


Swedish Koha User Group

by Ola Andersson
The Swedish Koha User Group is now online!

The Swedish Koha User Group now has a presence online at http://koha.se/en/.

The Swedish Koha User Group consists of a number of libraries in Sweden that have implemented, or is in the process of implementing, Koha. The group also welcomes libraries and private individuals that are interested in Koha.

The user group was established during a meeting at Stockholm University Library on February 17 2016 and today consists of 19 Swedish libraries. The members co-operate in a number of task groups with issues such as translation, Swedish documentation, Interlibrary loan (ILL) support, and also furthering development of Koha.

The aim is to meet twice a year and in between the meetings collaborate using digital platforms. The user group is organized as a loose network of libraries (and individuals) governed by a steering committee, which has the task to coordinate work within the group.

Would you like to know more about the user group?

Please visit http://koha.se/en/

New Koha Libraries

Add Your Library to the Roster!

Help us keep our online rosters up to date! Add your library to the following lists:

Suggested by Irma Birchall

Community Gossip

Joy Nelson goes over Linked Data and BIBFRAME.
Galen Charlton discusses the natural and unnatural problems in the domain of library software.

How To

Vimal Kumar has two how-to articles for you this month:

Support Provider News

Upcoming Events

Kohacon16: Streamed Live!!!

If you weren’t able to make it to Greece this year you can still catch the presentations — they will be streamed live!.

Thessaloniki, Greece
May 30th to June 4th 2016

To watch the presentations via live streaming video, head over to http://kohacon2016.lib.auth.gr/ May 30th.

Koha-US 2016 Meeting

Aug 3rd to the 6th
Monterey, CA (at the public library)
Registration Fee
$20 approx. Exact amount TBA
More info
Koha-US Wiki: 2016 annual meeting

June General IRC Meeting

The June general IRC meeting will be held on the 8th at 10:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

AMICAL: Unleashing the Power of Koha

by Romana Franziska Wallner
On May 13th , Stefano Bargioni ran a technology showcase with the title, “Unleashing the Power of Koha” at the 13th AMICAL meeting and conference which was hosted by The American University of Rome. He illustrated the features of Koha to a group of AMICAL participants. AMICAL, founded in 2004, brings together 25 institutions of higher education located in 20 countries across Eastern, Central and Western Europe, West and North Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, and Russia. by Koha Gruppo Italiano.



May General IRC Meeting

The May general IRC meeting was held on the 4th at 20:00 UTC.

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

May Development IRC Meeting

The May Development IRC meeting was held on the 11th at 21:00 UTC.

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


Editor, Koha Community Newsletter