Koha Community Newsletter: May 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.
|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.
- Roles for 21.05
- Release notes for Koha 21.05.00
- System requirements and recommendations Koha 21.05
- Download Koha
- Installation documentation
- Koha 21.05 database schema
- Koha 21.05 manual (en) – also see more documentation
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
- Ways to support developments in the Koha Community (Bywater Solutions)
New Koha libraries
- Leyamma Memorial School of Nursing Library via Focuz Infotech
- Weber State University in Ogden (UT), via Bywater Solutions
Koha tips and tricks
- Batch search plugin (Bywater Solutions)
- Enhancement to Label Maker plugin (Bywater Solutions)
- From authority enrichment to AuthorityBox : applying RDA in a Koha environment (Stefano Bargioni)
- Gestionar sugerencias de compra en Koha (Xercode)
- Increasing clicks to your Koha (Catalyst)
- Introduction to EBSCO Discovery Service in Koha (Bywater Solutions)
- Jquery: Quick permissions (koha-us)
- Koha adds a credit numbering system (Bywater Solutions)
- Koha 20.11: Technical services (Bywater Solutions)
- Merge multiple items with a single record (RAFLIMTS)
- OCLC Connexion (Bywater Solutions)
- Overdue notices and status triggers (Bywater Solutions)
- Overview of offline tools (PTFS Europe)
- Plugin: Vendor Order Acquisition into Koha (Svenska Kohanätverket)
- Practice exercises for migrating libraries (Bywater Solutions)
- Publisher name cataloguing plugin (PTFS Europe)
- Q&A: Follow-up on episodes 15 and 17 (koha-us)
- Self checkout module (Bywater Solutions)
- Working with the Biblio API endpoint (Bywater Solutions)
Support provider news
- Collier Library at University of North Alabama: responsive and helpful support – A case study (Bywater Solutions)
- New search feature on Bywater Koha and Aspen education portals (Bywater Solutions)
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.
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.