Koha 18.05.13 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.05.13

31 May 2019

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation
package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types
and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. The
website for the Koha project is:

Koha 18.05.13 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 18.05.13 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 30 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [22478] Cross-site scripting vulnerability in paginations
  • [22723] Syntax error on confess call in Koha/MetadataRecord/Authority.pm

Authentication

  • [22692] Logging in via cardnumber circumvents account logout

OPAC

  • [21589] Series link formed from 830 field is incorrect
  • [22735] Broken MARC and ISBD views
  • [22881] Trying to clear search history via the navbar X doesn’t clear any searches

Patrons

  • [22715] Searching for patrons with “” in the circulation note hangs patron search

Serials

  • [22621] Filters on subscription result list search the wrong column

Templates

  • [13692] Series link is only using 800a instead of 800t

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [22762] Collection codes not displayed on receiving

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21036] Fix a bunch of older warnings
  • [21172] Warning in addbiblio.pl – Argument “01e” isn’t numeric in numeric ne (!=)
  • [22542] Back browser should not allow to see other patrons details (see bug 5371)
  • [22813] searchResults queries the Koha::Patron object inside two nested loops

Cataloging

  • [21709] Addbiblio shows clickable tag editor icons which do nothing
  • [21937] Syspref autoBarcode annual doesn’t increment properly barcode in some cases

Command-line Utilities

  • [20692] koha-plack doesn’t check for Include *-plack.conf line in /etc/apache2/sites-available/$INSTANCE.conf

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [22527] Web installer links to wrong database manual when database user doesn’t have required privileges

Sponsored by Hypernova Oy

Lists

  • [20891] Lists in staff don’t load when \ was used in the description

OPAC

  • [22743] OverDrive results page is missing overdrive-login include
  • [22816] OPAC detail holdings table doesn’t fill it’s container

Reports

  • [22090] Cash register report missing data in CSV export

Searching

  • [22154] Subtype search for Format – Braille doesn’t look for the right codes
  • [22787] Mapping missing for ů to u in word-phrase-utf-chr

Self checkout

  • [22739] Self check in module JS breaks if SelfCheckInTimeout is unset

System Administration

  • [18011] Enrollment period date on patron category can be set in the past without any error/warning messages

Templates

  • [22716] Use gender-neutral pronouns in system preference descriptions

Test Suite

  • [21671] Koha/Patron/Modifications.t is failing randomly
  • [22808] Move Cache.t to db_dependent

Tools

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • Arabic (99.3%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (72.2%)
  • Chinese (China) (77.3%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98.3%)
  • Czech (92%)
  • Danish (63.3%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95.1%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (92%)
  • French (98.4%)
  • French (Canada) (93.6%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (98%)
  • Greek (80.4%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (97%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (67.2%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (70.1%)
  • Persian (52.8%)
  • Polish (93.3%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.1%)
  • Slovak (97.5%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (93.5%)
  • Turkish (99.4%)
  • Vietnamese (64.8%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

For information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 18.05.13 is

  • Release Manager: Nick Clemens
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Jonathan Druart
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Chris Cormack
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Colin Campbell
    • EDI — Colin Campbell
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Ere Maijala
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Luis Moises Rojas
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Documentation Team:
    • David Nind
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Wiki curators:
    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 18.05 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Jesse Maseto
    • 18.11 — Martin Renvoize
    • 17.11 — Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer assistants:
    • 18.05 — Kyle Hall

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.05.13:

  • Catalyst IT
  • Hypernova Oy

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.13.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Nick Clemens (5)
  • Frédéric Demians (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (10)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Lucas Gass (5)
  • David Gustafsson (1)
  • Kyle Hall (2)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Liz Rea (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (4)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Koha translators (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.13

  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • ACPL (3)
  • BibLibre (1)
  • BSZ BW (4)
  • ByWater-Solutions (12)
  • f1ebe1bec408 (1)
  • Independant Individuals (5)
  • Koha Community Developers (10)
  • PTFS-Europe (4)
  • Rijks Museum (5)
  • Tamil (2)
  • Theke Solutions (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Arthur Bousquet (1)
  • Nick Clemens (33)
  • Chris Cormack (8)
  • Michal Denar (6)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Bouzid Fergani (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (15)
  • Lucas Gass (47)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • Kyle Hall (3)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Hayley Mapley (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Liz Rea (9)
  • Martin Renvoize (54)
  • Marcel de Rooy (9)
  • Lisette Scheer (1)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (1)
  • Bin Wen (1)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is rmain1805.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 31 May 2019 14:40:43.

Tagged with:

Koha 18.11.06 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.11.06

This is a bugfix/maintenance release and it includes 50 bugfixes.

Koha 18.11.06 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [22713] Replacement price removed when receiving if using MarcItemFieldstoOrder
  • [22908] Modsuggestion will generate a notice even if the modification failed

Authentication

  • [22717] Google OAuth auto registration error

Circulation

  • [22896] Item to be transferred at checkin clears overridden due date

Course reserves

  • [22899] Cannot view course details

Fines and fees

  • [22724] Staff without writeoff permissions have access to ‘Write off selected’ button on Pay Fines tab

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

Hold requests

  • [22895] [18.11] cannot place item level holds

OPAC

  • [11853] Cannot clear date of birth via OPAC patron update
  • [22420] Tag cloud feature broken
  • [22881] Trying to clear search history via the navbar X doesn’t clear any searches

Reports

  • [22357] Every run of runreport.pl with –store-results creates a new row in saved reports

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [22705] Change default value of Elasticsearch cxn_pool to ‘Static’

Serials

  • [22812] Cannot add new subscription with strict SQL modes turned on

System Administration

  • [22847] Specific circ rule by patron category is displaying the default (or not displaying)

Templates

  • [22904] Untranslatable strings in members-menu.js

Test Suite

  • [22836] Tests catching XSS vulnerabilities in pagination are not correct

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [22225] Tax hints and prices on orderreceive.pl may not match
  • [22791] Calculation differs on aqui-home/spent and ordered.pl
  • [22907] Cannot add new suggestion with strict SQL modes turned on

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [7862] Warns when creating a new notice

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

  • [21036] Fix a bunch of older warnings
  • [22813] searchResults queries the Koha::Patron object inside two nested loops

Cataloging

  • [21709] Addbiblio shows clickable tag editor icons which do nothing
  • [22886] Missing space between fields from Keyword to MARC mapping in cataloguing search

Command-line Utilities

  • [20537] Warnings in overdue_notices.pl

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

  • [22875] Documentation misleading for import_patrons command line script

Database

  • [22782] Schema change for SocialData

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [21651] Force insert of notices related tables during the install process
  • [22527] Web installer links to wrong database manual when database user doesn’t have required privileges

Sponsored by Hypernova Oy

Label/patron card printing

  • [22878] Cannot add a patron card layout with mysql strict mode on

MARC Authority data support

  • [21450] link_bibs_to_authorities.pl is caching searches without the auth type

OPAC

  • [22816] OPAC detail holdings table doesn’t fill it’s container

Patrons

  • [20514] Searching for a patrons using the address option doesn’t work with streetnumber
  • [22781] Fields on patron search results should be html/json filtered

SIP2

  • [15221] SIP server always sets the alert flag when item not returned

Searching

  • [22010] RecordedBooks and OverDrive should check preferences over passing variables
  • [22787] Mapping missing for ů to u in word-phrase-utf-chr
  • [22901] On item search authorised values select disappears on conditional change

Staff Client

  • [17698] Make patron notes show up on staff dashboard

RMNOTE – REMOVE FROM RELEASE NOTES – 18.11 FEATURE

  • [22914] Add holds column to batch item delete to fix show/hide columns behaviour

System Administration

  • [22965] Typo in Classification Sources description on Admin homepage (admin-home.tt)

Templates

  • [22800] No need to raw filter the mandatory fields var (OPAC suggestions)
  • [22932] GetLatestSerials should not return formatted date

Test Suite

  • [21671] Koha/Patron/Modifications.t is failing randomly
  • [22433] SIP/Transaction.t is failing randomly
  • [22453] TestBuilder should generate now() using the current timezone
  • [22808] Move Cache.t to db_dependent
  • [22917] Circulation.t fails if tests are ran slowly
  • [22930] Make TestBuilder more strict about wrong arguments

Tools

  • [21831] Marc modification templates move all action moves only one field

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • Arabic (98.6%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (63.6%)
  • Chinese (China) (64%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.8%)
  • Czech (93.6%)
  • Danish (55.4%)
  • English (New Zealand) (88.3%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (84.5%)
  • French (98.3%)
  • French (Canada) (99.7%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (91.8%)
  • Greek (78.7%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (93.8%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (94.9%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (59.6%)
  • Polish (86.8%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.5%)
  • Slovak (90.3%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (90.9%)
  • Turkish (98.4%)
  • Ukrainian (62.2%)
  • Vietnamese (54.7%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

For information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 18.11.06 is

  • Release Manager: Nick Clemens
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Jonathan Druart
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Chris Cormack
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Colin Campbell
    • EDI — Colin Campbell
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Ere Maijala
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Luis Moises Rojas
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Documentation Team:

    • David Nind
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Wiki curators:

    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 18.05 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Jesse Maseto
    • 18.11 — Martin Renvoize
    • 17.11 — Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer assistants:
    • 18.05 — Kyle Hall

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.11.06:

  • Catalyst IT
  • Hypernova Oy
  • Northeast Kansas Library System, NEKLS (http://nekls.org/)

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.11.06.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Henry Bolshaw (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (16)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (40)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Lucas Gass (1)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Hayley Mapley (2)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Liz Rea (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (9)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.11.06

  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • ACPL (3)
  • BibLibre (2)
  • BSZ BW (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (17)
  • Catalyst (2)
  • Independant Individuals (5)
  • Koha Community Developers (40)
  • parliament.uk (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (10)
  • Rijks Museum (5)
  • Theke Solutions (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Arthur Bousquet (1)
  • Claudio (1)
  • Nick Clemens (84)
  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • Michal Denar (10)
  • Jonathan Druart (11)
  • Bouzid Fergani (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (31)
  • Kyle Hall (1)
  • Frank Hansen (1)
  • Jon Knight (1)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Hayley Mapley (4)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Liz Rea (32)
  • Martin Renvoize (104)
  • Marcel de Rooy (22)
  • Lisette Scheer (1)
  • Maryse Simard (4)
  • Bin Wen (2)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 18.11.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 31 May 2019 06:51:51.

Koha Community Newsletter: May 2019

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May 2019

Volume 10, Issue 5
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 19.05.00 Released

by Nick Clemens
It is with great pleasure that the Koha community announces the release of
Koha 19.05, a major release of the Koha open source integrated library
system.

This release (as always) is the work of many librarians, developers, and
community members who donate their time and effort to the project. Their
contributions help shape the release, and the project going forward. None
of this would be possible without them, and my sincere thanks goes out to
everyone who had a hand in the project

Extra thanks to all who helped me with this release, and with getting here to be the release manager for this version. I am so lucky to work with such a great team on a wonderful project and look forward to helping make Koha better on each release. Excelsior!

Read the full release notes here:

Koha 19.05 release

Debian packages will be available shortly, if you are following a suite you will
automatically upgrade to the next branch with this release, more info here:
https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_on_Debian#Follow_a_suite:_stable.2C_oldstable_.E2.80.A6

Koha 18.11.05 Released

by Martin Renvoize
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.11.05.

This is a combined security and maintenance release containing 4 security fixes, 2 new features, 4 enhancements and 94 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 18.05.12 Released

by Lucas Gass
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 18.05.12.

This is a combined security and maintenance release containing 4 security fixes, 1 enhancements and 31 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.11.18 Released

by Martin Renvoize
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.11.18

This is a combined security and maintenance release containing 3 security fixes and 4 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

New Koha plugin: Matomo

by Fridolin Somers

Now that Koha plugins can add JavaScript to OPAC, it is a perfect place for Matomo (originally Piwik) tracking code.

I am proud to present you this plugin:
https://github.com/biblibre/koha-plugin-opac-matomo
It is configurable for your Matomo server URL and the website ID.

Feel free to ask more details or pull requests.
It is actually still with the old Piwik code but it works.
We will be working on updating to code provided by Matomo 3.8.

See also https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Matomo.
And Matomo official website : https://matomo.org/

KOHA Registration Module for Malaysian Citizen ID

by Jesse Kah Ingland

Good day!

I’m Jesse from Lemonjar Software Media Sdn. Bhd.
We have been a Koha service provider in Malaysia for 11 years. Recently, our team has successfully developed a Registration Module for the Malaysia Citizen’s ID.

Each Malaysian holds an encrypted Identity Card. Currently, when they wish to register to become a library patron, they must present the ID card at the service counter and the service staff will register for them. Most of the libraries face difficulties getting the patron’s photo printed on the library card. It is quite a process scanning the patron’s photo and uploading it to Koha. For busy libraries, this results in a long queue just to register patrons to the particular library.

Hence, we developed this module to ease the long queue created by the registration process, and to improve public satisfaction with the library’s service.

It comes with 3 modules:

  • Staff Assist Registration Module
  • Self Registration Module – Desktop PC
  • Self Registration Module – Standing kiosk

It is a client based module, and every module comes with a “Mykad reader” for data retrieval from our Malaysian ID card. The end user can install it to a PC/ notebook for the registration process. They can even use it remotely for registration activities during roadshow and library promotion activities.

However, this module is only available for the Malaysian Citizen ID, though support for international passports will be coming soon.

Please check here for more information about the registration module: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=JKDkS7Tr0c4

For further info contact us here: https://www.lemonjar.com.my

Community

Community Gossip

HealthNet Nepal has configured a Live DVD with six software packages for library use using the 64 bit version of Lubuntu 16.4.5.
Project page. Original listserv post.

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Jessie Zairo has some new tutorials for you:

Nick Clemens explores the Single Sign-On / Authentication Options for Koha.

Andrew Fuerste-Henry gives you an An Overview of Item Statuses.

Support Provider News

ByWater Solutions announced that 10 libraries sponsored 16 features included in Koha 18.11.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon19 Update: Live Stream available!

by Charles Quain
From listserv post

We are looking forward to a large gathering of the Koha Community in Dublin
next week.

For those who are unable to attend, there will be a live stream via
YouTube.

The link will also be on our KohaCon website:

KohaCon 19

The stream will go live at 10am on Monday 20th May.

The conference schedule is available here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1POlIIKGQSBHhJKuafd9kzbXwF7LwP-euRYT2P58M56s/export?format=pdf

to help you plan your viewing.

All times in the schedule are Dublin time
(https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html )

If you want to ask a question after a talk, please submit it via twitter
using the hashtag #kohacon19

2019 Koha-US Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

by Lisette Scheer
From Listserv announcement

Koha-US would like to invite you to propose a presentation for our annual
conference, held in September 2019.

Proposals will be due this Friday the 31st of May 2019.
Please plan for a 45-minute long session with 5 minutes of questions after.

The koha-US 2019 Conference will be held in Pueblo Colorado September
18th-21st 2019.

You can submit proposals here.

Our theme for the 2019 conference will be:
*Patron Power – Enable Your Users*

It will be hosted by Pueblo City/County Library District ( map.)

The cost for the conference will by $35.00 for members and $55.00 for
non-members.
*Due to low registration fees, registration for presenters will not be
waived.

Please e-mail info at koha-us.org if you have any questions.

Hotel Information is available on our website here.

June General IRC Meeting

The June General IRC meeting will be held the 5th at 13:00 UTC.

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

June Documentation IRC Meeting

The June Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 6th at 13:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

May General IRC Meeting

The May General IRC meeting was held the 8th at 18:00 UTC.

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

May Development IRC Meeting

The May Development IRC meeting was held the 29th at 19:00 UTC.

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

May Development IRC Meeting

The May Development IRC meeting was held the 15th at 14:00 UTC.

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

Koha 19.05 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 19.05.00

30 May 2019

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 19.05

This release (as always) is the work of many librarians, developers, and community members who donate their time and effort to the project. Their contributions help shape the release, and the project going forward. None of this would be possible without them, and my sincere thanks goes out to everyone who had a hand in the project.

Extra thanks to all who helped me with this release, and with getting here to be the release manager for this version. I am so lucky to work with such a great team on a wonderful project and look forward to helping make Koha better on each release. Excelsior!

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation
package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types
and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. The
website for the Koha project is:

Koha 19.05.00 can be downloaded from:

Read more ›

Koha 18.11.05 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.11.05

This is a combined security and maintenance release containing 4 security fixes, 2 new features, 4 enhancements and 94 bugfixes.

Koha 18.11.05 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Security bugs

Koha

  • [22068] Canceling article request should verify the request belongs to the borrower
  • [22478] Cross-site scripting vulnerability in paginations
  • [22542] Back browser should not allow to see other patrons details (see bug 5371)
  • [22692] Logging in via cardnumber circumvents account logout

New features

REST api

  • [13895] Add routes for checkouts retrieval and renewal
  • [19661] Add routes for funds

Enhancements

Acquisitions

  • [22541] Invoice adjustments should show invoice number and include link on ordered.pl and spent.pl

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21998] Add pattern parameter in Koha::Token

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [21899] Update MARC21 frameworks to Update 27 (November 2018)

Templates

  • [21948] Clean up style of item detail page

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [20830] Make sure a fund is selected when ordering from staged file
  • [22390] When duplicating existing order lines new items are not created
  • [22611] Typo introduced into Koha::EDI by bug 15685

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [22618] Tests in t/Acquisition.t are actually context dependent
  • [22723] Syntax error on confess call in Koha/MetadataRecord/Authority.pm

Authentication

  • [22461] Regression in #20287: LDAP user replication broken with mapped extended patron attributes

Cataloging

  • [16232] Edit as new (duplicate) doesn’t work correctly with Rancor

Sponsored by Carnegie

  • [21049] Rancor 007 field does not retain value
  • [22288] Barcode file does not work in modifying items in batch

Circulation

  • [21346] Clean up dialogs in returns.pl
  • [22648] Typo in SQL in smart-rules.pl

Course reserves

  • [22652] Editing Course reserves is broken

Database

  • [22642] DB upgrade 18.06.00.005 can fail

Hold requests

  • [17978] Include ‘Next available’/title level holds in holds count when placing holds (opac and staff)
  • [22753] Move hold to top button doesn’t work if waiting holds exist

Notices

  • [22139] Fields of ACCTDETAILS not working properly

OPAC

  • [21589] Series link formed from 830 field is incorrect
  • [22735] Broken MARC and ISBD views

Patrons

  • [22715] Searching for patrons with “” in the circulation note hangs patron search

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [21974] cxn_pool must be configurable

Self checkout

  • [22641] Incorrect filter on SCO printslip

Serials

  • [22621] Filters on subscription result list search the wrong column

Templates

  • [13692] Series link is only using 800a instead of 800t

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [21659] Link to basket groups from order receive page are broken
  • [22444] currencies_manage permission doesn’t provide link to manage currencies when selected alone
  • [22762] Collection codes not displayed on receiving

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [18584] Our legacy code contains trailing-spaces
  • [21172] Warning in addbiblio.pl – Argument “01e” isn’t numeric in numeric ne (!=)
  • [21622] Incorrect GROUP BY clause in acqui/ scripts
  • [22044] NoRenewalBeforePrecision should be set by default for new installations
  • [22451] Asset plugin is using the version from the DB
  • [22472] Should column_exists explode if the table does not exist?
  • [22607] Default value in issues.renewals should be ‘0’ not null

Cataloging

  • [10345] Copy number should be incremented when adding multiple items at once
  • [21937] Syspref autoBarcode annual doesn’t increment properly barcode in some cases

Circulation

  • [21013] Missing itemtype for checkut makes patron summary print explode
  • [22536] Display problem in Holds to Pull report

Command-line Utilities

  • [17746] koha-reset-passwd should use Koha::Patron->set_password
  • [20692] koha-plack doesn’t check for Include *-plack.conf line in /etc/apache2/sites-available/$INSTANCE.conf
  • [21975] Unnecessary substitutions in automatic item modification by age

Course reserves

  • [21003] Don’t show warning when editing a reserve item

Database

  • [22634] Standardize table creation for stockrotation* tables in kohacstructure.sql

Documentation

  • [19747] No help page linked for article requests
  • [22174] Add link to help page for API key management
  • [22687] Typo in Koha::Manual breaks Portuguese links

Fines and fees

  • [22626] ‘Filter paid transactions’ broken on Transactions tab in staff

Hold requests

  • [15505] Mark Hold Items ‘On hold’ instead of ‘Available’

Corrects the display of status for items on hold in the OPAC.

  • [21263] Pickup library not set correctly when using Default holds policy by item type
  • [22650] Can place multiple item level holds on a single item
  • [22688] TT plugin for pickup locations code wrong

I18N/L10N

  • [19497] Translatability: Get rid of “Edit [% field.name |html %] field”

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

ILL

  • [22121] Display ‘Price paid’ on ILL requests according to CurrencyFormat pref
  • [22464] Copyright notice does not pass forward request properties

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [21545] Update German web Installer for 18.11

Lists

  • [20891] Lists in staff don’t load when \ was used in the description

MARC Authority data support

  • [21957] LinkBibHeadingsToAuthorities can be called twice when running link_bibs_to_authorities

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [19648] Repeated positions and some options missing in cataloguing plugin 007 (XML file)

Notices

  • [14358] Changing the module refreshes the page and resets library choice
  • [20937] PrintNoticesMaxLines is not effective for overdue notices with a print type specified where a patron has an email

OPAC

  • [13629] SingleBranchMode removes both library and availability search from advanced search
  • [19241] Items with status of hold show as available in cart
  • [22075] Encoding problem with RIS export
  • [22501] OPAC course reserves notes should allow html links
  • [22550] OPAC suggestion form doesn’t require mandatory fields
  • [22551] Stray “//” appears at bottom of opac-detail.tt
  • [22560] Forgotten password “token expired” page still shows boxes to reset password
  • [22561] Forgotten password requirements hint doesn’t list all rules for new passwords
  • [22620] OPAC description for collection in opac-reserve.tt
  • [22624] Show OPAC description for authorised values in OPAC
  • [22680] OPAC language footer not positioned correctly
  • [22743] OverDrive results page is missing overdrive-login include

Patrons

  • [22646] Fix use of PrivacyPolicyURL

Reports

  • [22090] Cash register report missing data in CSV export

Searching

  • [12441] search.pl has incorrect reference to OPACdefaultSortField and OPACdefaultSortOrder

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

  • [22154] Subtype search for Format – Braille doesn’t look for the right codes
  • [22595] Items search is mixing inputs
  • [22596] html TT filter is breaking items search with custom field

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [19670] search_marc_map.marc_field should have COLLATE= utf8mb4_bin
  • [22295] Elasticsearch – Advanced search should group terms entered in a single input
  • [22339] Elasticsearch – fixed field mappings should match MARC ranges
  • [22413] Elasticsearch – Search settings are lost after sorting, faceting or paging
  • [22474] Authority and biblio field mapping improperly shared
  • [22495] Restore su-geo field in Elasticsearch mappings

Self checkout

  • [18387] 404 errors on page causes SCO user to be logged out
  • [22739] Self check in module JS breaks if SelfCheckInTimeout is unset

System Administration

  • [18011] Enrollment period date on patron category can be set in the past without any error/warning messages
  • [22575] Item type administration uses invalid error class for dialog

Templates

  • [22475] Shelving location doesn’t appear on tags list view
  • [22586] IntranetReportsHomeHTML no longer renders as HTML on reports-home.pl
  • [22702] Circulation note on patron page should allow for HTML tags
  • [22716] Use gender-neutral pronouns in system preference descriptions

Tools

  • [22069] Log viewer not displaying item renewals
  • [22365] Warn on Log Viewer

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

Web services

  • [22597] Remove “more_subfields_xml” from GetPatronInfo response (xml broken)

New sysprefs

  • NoRenewalBeforePrecision

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • Arabic (98.8%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (63.3%)
  • Chinese (China) (64.2%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (93.7%)
  • Danish (55.6%)
  • English (New Zealand) (88.5%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (84.7%)
  • French (97%)
  • French (Canada) (99.9%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (92%)
  • Greek (77.9%)
  • Hindi (99.9%)
  • Italian (94.1%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (95.2%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (59.7%)
  • Polish (87%)
  • Portuguese (99.9%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.6%)
  • Slovak (90.5%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (91.1%)
  • Turkish (98.7%)
  • Ukrainian (62.3%)
  • Vietnamese (53.5%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

For information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 18.11.05 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.11.05:

  • Carnegie
  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.11.05.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (9)
  • Christopher Brannon (4)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (28)
  • Olivier Crouzet (1)
  • Frédéric Demians (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (18)
  • Lucas Gass (3)
  • Kyle Hall (5)
  • Andrew Isherwood (1)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • Owen Leonard (15)
  • Thatcher Leonard (1)
  • Ere Maijala (7)
  • Hayley Mapley (4)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Matthias Meusburger (3)
  • Josef Moravec (14)
  • Agustín Moyano (1)
  • Björn Nylen (1)
  • Eric Phetteplace (1)
  • Liz Rea (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (10)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Maryse Simard (1)
  • Kris Sinnaeve (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (7)
  • Arthur Suzuki (1)
  • Lyon 3 Team (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.11.05

  • ACPL (15)
  • BibLibre (14)
  • BSZ BW (18)
  • ByWater-Solutions (36)
  • Catalyst (4)
  • Coeur D’Alene Public Library (4)
  • etf.edu (1)
  • Independant Individuals (20)
  • Koha Community Developers (16)
  • Libriotech (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (12)
  • Rijks Museum (3)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Tamil (2)
  • Theke Solutions (10)
  • ub.lu.se (1)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (1)
  • University of Helsinki (7)
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (2)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Ethan Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (15)
  • Alex Arnaud (3)
  • Marjorie Barry-Vila (1)
  • David Bourgault (1)
  • Mikaël Olangcay Brisebois (3)
  • Nick Clemens (154)
  • Chris Cormack (10)
  • Frédéric Demians (1)
  • Michal Denar (14)
  • Devinim (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (54)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • Kyle Hall (12)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Ere Maijala (1)
  • Hayley Mapley (13)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (2)
  • Josef Moravec (22)
  • Agustin Moyano (2)
  • Björn Nylen (2)
  • Séverine Queune (2)
  • Liz Rea (39)
  • Martin Renvoize (222)
  • David Roberts (1)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (16)
  • Lisette Scheer (4)
  • Jogiraju Tallapragada (2)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (5)
  • Bin Wen (5)
  • George Williams (1)

We thank the following individuals who mentored new contributors to the Koha project.

  • Owen Leonard

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 18.11.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 29 Apr 2019 11:30:00.

Koha 18.05.12 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.05.12

This is a combined security and maintenance release containing 4 security fixes, 1 enhancements and 31 bugfixes.

Koha 18.05.12 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Security bugs

Koha

  • [22068] Canceling article request should verify the request belongs to the borrower
  • [22478] Cross-site scripting vulnerability in paginations
  • [22542] Back browser should not allow to see other patrons details (see bug 5371)
  • [22692] Logging in via cardnumber circumvents account logout

Enhancements

Circulation

  • [20450] Add collection to list of items when placing hold on specific copy

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [22611] Typo introduced into Koha::EDI by bug 15685

Cataloging

  • [21049] Rancor 007 field does not retain value

Circulation

  • [21346] Clean up dialogs in returns.pl

Course reserves

  • [22652] Editing Course reserves is broken

Web services

  • [21832] Restore is_expired in ILS-DI GetPatronInfo service

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [20782] EDI: Clicking the ‘Invoice’ link on the ‘EDI Messages’ page does not take you directly to the corresponding invoice
  • [21659] Link to basket groups from order receive page are broken
  • [22444] currencies_manage permission doesn’t provide link to manage currencies when selected alone

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [22607] Default value in issues.renewals should be ‘0’ not null

Cataloging

  • [10345] Copy number should be incremented when adding multiple items at once

Circulation

  • [13763] Renew feature does not check for the BarcodeInputFilter option

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

  • [21013] Missing itemtype for checkut makes patron summary print explode
  • [22536] Display problem in Holds to Pull report

Command-line Utilities

  • [17746] koha-reset-passwd should use Koha::Patron->set_password

Course reserves

  • [21003] Don’t show warning when editing a reserve item

Hold requests

  • [21263] Pickup library not set correctly when using Default holds policy by item type

I18N/L10N

  • [19497] Translatability: Get rid of “Edit [% field.name |html %] field”

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

Notices

  • [14358] Changing the module refreshes the page and resets library choice
  • [20937] PrintNoticesMaxLines is not effective for overdue notices with a print type specified where a patron has an email

OPAC

  • [13629] SingleBranchMode removes both library and availability search from advanced search
  • [22075] Encoding problem with RIS export
  • [22560] Forgotten password “token expired” page still shows boxes to reset password
  • [22561] Forgotten password requirements hint doesn’t list all rules for new passwords
  • [22620] OPAC description for collection in opac-reserve.tt
  • [22624] Show OPAC description for authorised values in OPAC

Searching

  • [12441] search.pl has incorrect reference to OPACdefaultSortField and OPACdefaultSortOrder

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

  • [20823] UNIMARC XSLT does not display 604$t

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [19670] search_marc_map.marc_field should have COLLATE= utf8mb4_bin

Serials

  • [13735] Item form in serials module doesn’t respect max length set in the frameworks

System Administration

  • [22575] Item type administration uses invalid error class for dialog

Templates

  • [21130] Detail XSLT produces translatable HTML class

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • Arabic (99.4%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (72.2%)
  • Chinese (China) (76.9%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98.5%)
  • Czech (92.1%)
  • Danish (63.4%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95.2%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (92.1%)
  • French (98.5%)
  • French (Canada) (93.7%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (98.1%)
  • Greek (80.5%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (97.1%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (67.3%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (70.2%)
  • Persian (52.9%)
  • Polish (93.4%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.2%)
  • Slovak (97.6%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (93.6%)
  • Turkish (99.5%)
  • Vietnamese (64.9%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

For information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 18.05.12 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.05.12:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.12.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (4)
  • Philippe Blouin (1)
  • David Bourgault (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (4)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (4)
  • Katrin Fischer (6)
  • Lucas Gass (6)
  • Owen Leonard (8)
  • Ere Maijala (1)
  • Hayley Mapley (5)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Björn Nylen (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (4)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Maryse Simard (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (5)
  • Lyon 3 Team (1)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.12

  • ACPL (8)
  • BibLibre (7)
  • BSZ BW (6)
  • ByWater-Solutions (9)
  • Catalyst (5)
  • Coeur D’Alene Public Library (4)
  • Independant Individuals (3)
  • Koha Community Developers (4)
  • PTFS-Europe (5)
  • Rijks Museum (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • Theke Solutions (4)
  • ub.lu.se (1)
  • University of Helsinki (1)
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (6)
  • Mikaël Olangcay Brisebois (3)
  • Nick Clemens (45)
  • Chris Cormack (4)
  • Michal Denar (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (21)
  • Lucas Gass (60)
  • Kyle Hall (4)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Ere Maijala (1)
  • Hayley Mapley (2)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (2)
  • Josef Moravec (10)
  • Séverine Queune (1)
  • Liz Rea (14)
  • Martin Renvoize (67)
  • David Roberts (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (7)
  • Lisette Scheer (3)
  • Maryse Simard (1)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (4)
  • Bin Wen (4)
  • Mengü Yazıcıoğlu (1)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 18.05.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 02 May 2019 12:42:22.

Koha 17.11.18 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.18

This is a combined security and maintenance release containing 3 security fixes and 4 bugfixes.

Koha 17.11.18 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Security bugs

Koha

  • [22068] Canceling article request should verify the request belongs to the borrower
  • [22478] Cross-site scripting vulnerability in paginations
  • [22542] Back browser should not allow to see other patrons details (see bug 5371)

Critical bugs fixed

Cataloging

  • [21049] Rancor 007 field does not retain value

Course reserves

  • [22652] Editing Course reserves is broken

Web services

  • [21832] Restore is_expired in ILS-DI GetPatronInfo service

Other bugs fixed

I18N/L10N

  • [19497] Translatability: Get rid of “Edit [% field.name |html %] field”

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • Arabic (99.2%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (75.1%)
  • Chinese (China) (79.4%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.4%)
  • Czech (93.7%)
  • Danish (65.4%)
  • English (New Zealand) (99.1%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (95.2%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (91.8%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (82.9%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (99.9%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (54.2%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (72.5%)
  • Persian (54.6%)
  • Polish (97.1%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84.2%)
  • Slovak (96.2%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (91.4%)
  • Turkish (99.9%)
  • Vietnamese (67.1%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

For information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 17.11.18 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.11.18:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.11.18.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Hayley Mapley (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (5)
  • Lyon 3 Team (1)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.11.18

  • BibLibre (7)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • Koha Community Developers (3)
  • Rijks Museum (1)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Mikaël Olangcay Brisebois (1)
  • Nick Clemens (9)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Michal Denar (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Lucas Gass (12)
  • Ere Maijala (1)
  • Josef Moravec (4)
  • Liz Rea (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (13)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Maryse Simard (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (12)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 17.11.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 30 avril 2019 08:06:13.

Koha Community Newsletter: April 2019

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April 2019

Volume 10, Issue 4
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

AuthorityBox added to the display of bibliographic records

by Stefano Bargioni
The Library of the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome, has added AuthorityBox to the display of bibliographic records.
AuthorityBox, an example of semantic enrichment, is an “accordion” composed of an infobox for each personal name related to the record.
An extra infobox is for settings, help and about.

Each infobox may contain:

  • information from the authority record
  • links to other resources available in the library, like the “Name Cloud”
  • links to external resources, like “WorldCat Identities” and Wikipedia pages
  • a picture from Wikidata
  • the permalink of the authority record (hidden by default, use settings to show)

Examples:

AuthorityBox is an extension of Koha. It is based on VIAF id [1] and other data from MARC21 authority records, in compliance with RDA Cataloguing Guidelines [2].
Links are composed, directly or indirectly, on the VIAF id or the authority id. For instance, the source of the picture is retrieved by the browser that accesses the SPARQL endpoint query.wikidata.org. For teachers of our University, without a page on Wikipedia, pictures are from a simple repository.

[1] https://viaf.org
[2] https://www.oclc.org/en/rda/about.html

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Jessie Zairo has some new tutorials for you:

Margaret Hade takes you on a caffeinated tour though some basic report concepts in Koha.

Take a look at these excellent tutorials from Kelly McElliott

Support Provider News

Ian Walls joins ByWater Solutions as FOLIO Implementation Lead. Original announcement.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon19 Update

We are delighted to announce the programme of speakers and workshops for
KohaCon19

We are very excited to have Ken Chad making a Keynote talk on “Community,
openness and directions for library technology”
Ken is a Library Consultant of many years’ standing (
https://www.kenchadconsulting.com/about/)

Marshall Breeding will be talking on “Koha: Assessing the impact of the
Global Community”

Chris Cormack will be giving a talk titled “Kia kaha, kia kotahi rā Our
strength is our unity”

On top of that there will be 20 other talks and 13 workshops.

You can download a pdf of the programme here (
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1POlIIKGQSBHhJKuafd9kzbXwF7LwP-euRYT2P58M56s/export?format=pdf)

There are currently 144 delegates registered, promising a good
international mix.

May 2019 koha-US meeting dates

From Jason Robb
Original listserv post
*koha-US meetings are open to any and all.*

*Board Meeting -*
When: Wednesday, April 3rd at 10:30 am CDT (time converter)
Where: https://kslib.zoom.us/j/450230564
Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Uu7n0XoikQ25pHXT_ZLUvJdEhnbfBFIIhfmTP5CZrv4/edit?usp=sharing

*Board meetings* focus on business-related matters and topics that would
otherwise slow down general meetings.

*General Meeting* –
When: Wednesday, April 10th at 10:30 am CDT (time converter)
Where: https://kslib.zoom.us/j/110290143

*General meetings* put an emphasis on Koha — bugs, issues, development
ideas, workflows — bring your problems and questions so we can discuss!
These meetings also include major organizational decisions and reports from
various committees.

Meetings are held via Zoom video conferencing. A microphone and camera are
recommended but not required. Zoom is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux
on desktops and Android and iOS on mobile devices. For help getting
started, visit: *https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697*

If you have topics for discussion at either meeting, please send them to
secretary at koha-us.org.

May General IRC Meeting

The May General IRC meeting will be held the 8th at 18:00 UTC.

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

May Development IRC Meeting

The May Development IRC meeting will be held the 15th at 14:00 UTC.

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

May Documentation IRC Meeting

The May Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 9th at 14:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

Spanish Koha Community Conference 2019

by José Luis Rodríguez Gómez

The III Kohaference of the Spanish Koha Community was held by the University of Cádiz (UCA) on March 21-22. During this two-day meeting a lot of user’s experiences, development proposals and enhancements were presented by experts in charge of a large variety of libraries and service companies.

The main conclusions reached by the attendees were as follows:

  • KOHA meets the needs of any library
  • Koha is economically sustainable
  • Koha guarantees interconnection with other systems
  • Koha is customizable through developments, but all these improvements must be made available to the community.

On the other hand, the KOHA implementation in the UCA reveals for the first time in Spain that this ILS is a powerful and suitable manager system for large libraries networks.

Finally, at the end of the conference, the Royal Library of Madrid was declared candidate to hold the IV Kohaference that will take place in 2020.

The program and the presentations of the III Kohaference are available on https://2019.kohaference.es/

Two-day Koha workshop in Pakistan

by Sher Afzal Khan

Koha Community Pakistan in collaboration with Directorate of Scientific Communications and Publications, National Agricultural Research Center Government of Pakistan organized a Two Days Training on Free & Open Source Integrated Library Systems (ILS) at NARC, Islamabad on March 08-09, 2019. It was a National Level training which was attended by the participants from across the country i.e. Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gilgat Baltistan, Lahore and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The inaugural Ceremony was graced by the Director Scientific Communications and Publications along with other senior scientific officers of NARC.

The Inaugural Ceremony was started by the recitations from the Holy Quran. Mr Faheem Akbar Senior Librarian welcomes to all participants and gives an overview about the two days training workshop. Mr Sher Afzal President Koha Pakistan (Lead Trainer) introduced the Koha ILMS and brief about the Free Open Source Software. He further highlighted the activities of Koha Pakistan in the promotion of Free and Open Source Software in country. He also introduced the training, its objectives and methods which are being adopted for effective learning of Free and Open Source ILS. The Director NARC, in his inaugural speech, appreciated the efforts of Koha Pakistan and Mr Sher Afzal for organizing such professionals training and he also appreciated the participants coming from around the country to learn the modern cutting edge technologies. He also offered the NARC support to Koha Pakistan for future joint-venture trainings for the all 38 libraries of NARC and all others areas of professional development. The Objective of the workshop was to equip the librarians with the practical skills to use KOHA in the management system of libraries. The following modules were covered in the two days hands on training workshop by the Resource Person Mr Sher Afzal Khan and Faheem Akbar:

  • Installation of Linux (Ubuntu Flavor)
  • Installation of latest version of Koha through Command Line
  • Network setting of Koha Server along with LAN and WAN setting
  • Installation of Ubuntu on Virtual Machine.
  • Introduction of Koha ,Koha Cataloging, Migration, Circulation
  • Koha Administration, Patron, Bar-coding, Members Cards Generation
  • Koha Report Generation, Union Catalogue, Koha Administrations, Koha Tools Modules, Offline and online Circulations, Backup and restoration.

For further details about Koha Pakistan and team please visit the following links:

KOHA Hands-on Training in Malaysia: MOU with Perak State Public Library Corporation

by Jesse Kah
I’m Jesse from Lemonjar Software Media Sdn. Bhd.
We have been a KOHA service provider in Malaysia for 11 years. This is the first time I write to the community. I’ve subscribed to the community mailing list and have been following on KOHA development.

Our main business is in Library Automation Equipment which is EM, RFID and Hybrid (EM + RFID) solution as well as System Integrator & Software Development.
Most of my clients are government bodies, and institutions (Government & Private). We have started to export our Koha integrated RFID equipment to the Philippines.

KOHA has been a challenging direction for libraries in Malaysia to adapt to over the last 10 years. However, due to the government’s budget constraints, the continued development of KOHA and the influence of KOHA community, KOHA ILS is now one of the main selections for library systems in Malaysia.
There are more and more libraries adopting KOHA one by one.

We started to bring awareness of Open Source, especially KOHA, to one of our state government starting in 2009 by providing training on KOHA installation and setup from scratch. That was version 3, with its difficult source install of the Perl module dependencies. Together, we also have the POC (Proof Of Concept) where KOHA is already able to integrate with RFID automation via SIP2 since then. However, end users find it hard to accept “Open Source” and our team has been working closely with Eugene Espinoza (Secretary of KOHA Community Southeast Asia) and his team to provide after sales advice and solution to end user since 2016. We support each other especially on data migration.

KOHA Lemonjar‘s target is to gather all the KOHA teams within Southeast Asia and become a service hub that end users can depend on after adopting KOHA.

This year we have successfully had the MOU with one of the state public library, Perak State Public Library Corporation to organise a series of (paid) KOHA hands-on training to end users within Malaysia. We are aware that KOHA adoption in Malaysia is slow. Most of the Libraries that have installed KOHA are not being trained and that’s the main objective of the MOU.

The first training was conducted on the 4th March.

We have 4 types of KOHA training we offer are:

  • KOHA User Training (2 days) – 6th to 7th March 2019
  • KOHA Administration Level 1 Training (2 days) – 4th to 5th March 2019
  • KOHA Administration Level 2 Training (1 day) – 12th March 2019
  • KOHA CSS Customisation Training (1 day) – 11th March 2019

The training was very successful! The Penang Public Library Corporation and Institute of Land and Survey (INSTUN) joined the training and the response was excellent!

I can’t share all the photos with you, however, some of them have been published on our website at https://www.lemonjar.com.my/
This training is an exciting event and to me it’s a breakthrough of ‘KOHA trend’ in Malaysia.
We hope to share this info to KOHA Community. From the website, the community can also find our self-developed library automation products.
All of the products are developed based on the SIP2 protocol within KOHA.

Summary Swedish Koha meeting

Original post

Between 26 to 28 of March 2019 a total of 150 delegates from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland met up in Skövde to discuss Koha and open source. The Swedish Koha User Group invited to its seventh biannual meeting and both presentations with speakers from Finland as well as open space discussions, workshops, and hackfest were held. At the same time, an open afternoon about open source were held. This session was open to non-user group members interested in Koha and Open Source. Key Note speaker for the meeting was Professor Björn Lundell, expert on open source in public sector. The meeting days were concluded as being successful and provided the delegates with new impulses and impressions to be taken back home to their own organisations.

The full meeting notes (In Swedish), including recorded presentations, is found here: https://koha.se/moten/svenska-kohanatverkets-sjunde-anvandarmote-26-28-mars-2019-i-skovde-med-bibliotek-mellansjo/

April General IRC Meeting

The April General IRC meeting was held the 3rd at 14:00 UTC.

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

April Development IRC Meeting

The April Development IRC meeting was held the 4th at 14:00 UTC.

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

April Documentation IRC Meeting

The April Documentation IRC meeting was held the 4th at 14:00 UTC.

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

Koha Community Newsletter: March 2019

Koha Community Newsletter Subscribe
March 2019

Volume 10, Issue 3
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

Announcing Urungi, business intelligence made easy for Koha

by Paul Poulain Development Listserv Posting

BibLibre is working for a while on a new tool to build statistics &
dashboard (http://www.urungi.org) to complete the Koha reports module
(Unix philosophy : 1 tool for 1 thing).

We still have many things on our roadmap
(https://kanboard.biblibre.com/public/board/fc524fef4df4404a551f2315511d15d384f4d36ad99c7e36bd05155ed037).
What exist works well though

What’s next for the Koha community & developers ?

  • play a bit with our demo platform:
    https://demo-urungi.biblibre.com/#/home (test/test), linked to a
    koha DB (French inside !)
  • give it a try : https://github.com/biblibre/urungi/
  • you’ll need to create layers for Koha. The good news is that we
    already have made some for you. The bad news is that we made it in
    French. So, just ask, I’ll send it to you, translate to English, the
    Koha community will thank you 😉
  • the “hidden” feature : URL #/export => export anything from Urungi
    #/import => import anything into Urungi
  • share your layers, dashboards, …
  • join the fun, submit pull requests, …

PS: if anyone is using Mantis as support platform, we’re also creating
layers&dashboards for Mantis. Next will probably be Coral.

PS2: if anyone is willing to sponsor some features, we’re open, as usual.

Koha 18.11.04 Released

by Martin Renvoize
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.11.04.

This is a maintenance release and contains 3 new features, 5 enhancements, 84 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 18.05.11 Released

by Lucas Gass
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 18.05.11.

Koha 18.05.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 2 enhancements, 41 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.11.17 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.11.17

Koha 17.11.17 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 7 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Community

KohaCon19 Update

From Charles Quain Listserv post
Dear Koha Community

On behalf of the organizing group, I am sending another update on the
preparations for KohaCon19.

The schedule for talks and workshops is now full.

We are delighted to announce that Ken Chad will be our Keynote speaker giving a paper titled “Community, openness and directions for library technology” to open the conference on Monday 20th May.

We are also excited to inform you that a representative from Elastic Search will give a lengthy workshop on Thursday 23rd.

We are finalising the details of the conference schedule and will publish it shortly.

111 delegates have signed up for the conference so far. There is plenty of room for more!

Community Gossip

Speaking of KohaCon19 …Chris Cormack has started a page https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Kohacon19/Social,

“Where people can record their flight times and perhaps make some plans for social events.
Please feel free to add to it.”

Original Listserv Post

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Kelley McElligot has some new tutorials for you:

Jessie Zairo shows you the new system preference in 18.11: AdditionalFieldsInZ3950ResultSearch.

Upcoming Events

April General IRC Meeting

The April General IRC meeting will be held the 3rd at 14:00 UTC.

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

April Development IRC Meeting

The April Development IRC meeting will be held the 4th at 14:00 UTC.

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

April Documentation IRC Meeting

The April Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 4th at 14:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

March General IRC Meeting

The March General IRC meeting was held the 6th at 14:00 UTC.

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

March Documentation IRC Meeting

The March Development IRC meeting was held the 13th at 14:00 UTC.

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

Koha 17.11.17 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.11.17.

Koha 17.11.17 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 17.11.17 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 7 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [18723] Dot not recognized as decimal separator on receive
  • [21587] Patrons to notify on receiving doesn’t work on new order creation, only on modification

Cataloging

  • [16251] Material type is not correctly set for Rancor 008 widget

Label/patron card printing

  • [22429] Infinite loop in patron card printing

Reports

Other bugs fixed

Command-line Utilities

  • [22323] Cronjob runreport.pl has a CSV encoding issue

System Administration

  • [18143] Silence floody MARC framework export

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • Arabic (99.2%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (75.1%)
  • Chinese (China) (79.4%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.4%)
  • Czech (93.7%)
  • Danish (65.4%)
  • English (New Zealand) (99.1%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (95.2%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (91.7%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (82.9%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (99.9%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (54.2%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (72.5%)
  • Persian (54.6%)
  • Polish (97.1%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84.2%)
  • Slovak (96.2%)
  • Spanish (99.6%)
  • Swedish (91.3%)
  • Turkish (99.9%)
  • Vietnamese (67.1%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

For information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 17.11.17 is

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.11.17.

  • David Cook (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (10)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.11.17

  • BibLibre (11)
  • Independant Individuals (2)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Mikaël Olangcay Brisebois (1)
  • Nick Clemens (11)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Michal Denar (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Lucas Gass (11)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Kyle Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • David Nind (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (17)
  • Fridolin Somers (12)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (2)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control. The current development
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 17.11.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at:

He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 26 mars 2019 06:46:08.

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