Koha Community Newsletter: May 2021

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Volume 12, Issue 5
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Michael Kuhn

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Table of contents


Current Koha versions

Read the respective release notes by clicking the revision number.

Date Revision Notes
28 May 2021 Koha 21.05.00 stable
25 May 2021 Koha 20.11.06 oldstable
25 May 2021 Koha 20.05.12 oldoldstable
25 May 2021 Koha 19.11.18

The Debian packages are usually available within days after the release.

New Koha version 21.05

On 28 May 2021 Jonathan Druart announced the release of Koha 21.05. This major release includes 6 new features, 248 enhancements and 449 bugfixes.

New Koha revisions

On 25 May 2021 Fridolin Somers announced the release of Koha 20.11.06. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 5 enhancements, 81 bugfixes and 3 security fixes.

On 25 May 2021 Andrew Fuerste-Henry announced the release of Koha 20.05.12. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 1 enhancement, 64 bugfixes and 3 security fixes.

On 25 May 2021 Victor Grousset announced the release of Koha 19.11.18. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 6 bugfixes and 3 security fixes.

Building a roadmap for Koha 21.11

Jonathan Druart has started a roadmap to list new topics for the upcoming Koha 21.11 (due in November 2021).

There are two parts:

  • at the top: the new topics and those he retrieved from Koha 21.05
  • at the bottom: the topics from Koha 21.05, if you need ideas. Move them
    to the top if you want to continue/resurrect them

Add your names to the different topics if you are willing to work on them, and
add new topics! Please keep in mind that your time is limited, no need to add your
name everywhere. And remove your name from the topics you won’t/cannot work anymore.


Notes, gossip and announcements

New Koha libraries


Koha tips and tricks

Support provider news

Upcoming events


The “3. virtuelles Koha-D-A-CH-Anwendertreffen” (Virtual user meeting for German speaking Koha users) will be held on 9 June 2021. For more information see

Discover Koha webinar

Register for this Bywater Solutions webinar series through the links below.

Date Time Title and link
22 June 2021 1PM ET The ultimate guide to Koha
20 July 2021 2PM ET Engaging your patrons with the Koha OPAC
25 August 2021 3PM ET Tackling technical services with Koha
27 September 2021 1PM ET The ultimate guide to Koha
20 October 2021 2PM ET Acing the customer experience within Koha
18 November 2021 3PM ET Analyzing reports and administration with Koha
16 December 2021 1PM ET 10 tips to make migrating to Koha a success

2021 koha-us annual conference

The conference from 21 to 24 September 2021 will be hybrid in format, with the opportunity to present and attend either in-person or online. The in-person conference will be held in downtown McKinney (TX), USA. The event will also be live-streamed for those who wish to attend online.

The first two days will consist of conference presentations and will take place at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) at 111 N. Tennessee St.

Past events

Past meetings

For all past IRC meetings see the following links or the Koha Community calendar.

For any other Koha-related meeting just see the Koha Community calendar.