Koha Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue 5: May 2012

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Volume 3, Issue 5: May 2012


Edited by Daniel Grobani, Koha Community Newsletter Editor.
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Table of Contents

Koha Development

Koha 3.8.1 Released
by Chris Cormack

The Koha release team is happy to announce the release of Koha 3.8.1. This is a stable release and contains bugfixes as well as updated translations.

Koha 3.8.1 can be downloaded here. Release notes are here.

Installation instructions can be found here or in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball.

Koha 3.6.5 Release Imminent

As we go to press on 24 May 2012, Koha 3.6.5 is scheduled to be released today.

Koha Statistics

Chris Cormack, statistician par excellence, has posted bug statistics for April and statistics for Koha 3.8.1.

Database Schema Documentation Updated

Koha’s database schema documentation has been updated.

Koha Community

New Koha Libraries

  • Gerard Cottet Library at Salus University (via ByWater Solutions)
  • Lane Library at Ripon College (via ByWater Solutions)
  • North Central Regional Library (via ByWater Solutions)

Community Gossip

Lenora Oftedahl reports: “The StreamNet Library successfully upgraded from 3.0 to 3.6. In addition to our upgrade, we also successfully installed the Koha software on the same server as our WordPress CMS. The two programs are peacefully co-existing through the creative use of subdomains. You can visit our website at our new domain, http://www.streamnetlibrary.org. If other users would like assistance or have suggestions, please feel free to contact Lenora at oftl@critfc.org.

Lee Miller of the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library in Montana reports that her library is co-hosting KohaCon12 and that she’ll be presenting at the conference on the use of open source software in Montana libraries and the use of new applications and discovery tools.

Equinox Software is looking to hire a support specialist to provide technical support for Koha and Evergreen.

Shire of Derby West Kimberley has become the first local government area in Australia to choose Koha to support the delivery of its public library services. More information is here.

Past Koha Events

May General IRC Meeting

The May general IRC meeting was held on 2 May 2012.

More info, including the agenda and links to the minutes, is here.

New Zealand Koha User Group Day 2012

Current and prospective Koha users got together at the New Zealand Treasury on 15 May 2012 for the second New Zealand Koha users group meeting. Chris Cormack reported on the meeting here.

Upcoming Koha Events

June General IRC Meeting

The June general IRC meeting will be held on Wednesday, 13 June 2012.

More info is here.


KohaCon12 is nearly upon us! It will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 5-7 June 2012. A hackfest will be held 9-11 June 2012.

This is a free conference for everyone interested in the Koha library system. There is no registration fee, but attendees are asked to pre-register.

The conference schedule has been posted here.

The organizers continue to seek sponsors to help defray the cost of the conference. Sponsors so far include Tamil, PTFS Europe, Catalyst, Libriotech, Projektlink Konsult, The Galecia Group, C & P Bibliography Services, CALYX Information Essentials, and KohaAloha. Information on sponsorship is here.

More details on the conference can be found here.


Bidding is now open for hosting of KohaCon13. Proposals can be viewed and added on this page of the Koha community wiki.