Koha 3.22.17 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.17

It is a bugfix/maintenance release and it includes 23 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.17 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.22.17.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

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Posted in 3.22, Announcements, Koha, Koha News, release, releases

Koha Earns Tops Marks in the 2016 Perceptions Survey

2/1/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla, KC Media Coordinator
ncurulla@gmail.com

Koha Earns Tops Marks in the 2016 Perceptions Survey

Koha, the world’s first fully web based and open source integrated library system, received top marks in this year’s “Perceptions 2016: An International Survey of Library Automation” conducted by Marshall Breeding. The survey ranked both Koha supported independently as well as Koha supported by various open source vendors, and gave the world a glimpse into how Koha stacks up against the competition. In many categories Koha excelled in comparison to the proprietary alternatives in the marketplace. Some mentionable rankings from this year’ survey include:

  • Koha (vendor supported) ranked #1 in Company Loyalty for Small Public Libraries and Smaller Academic Libraries and #1 in Customer Support for Medium Sized Public Libraries
  • Koha (vendor supported) ranked #2 in General ILS Satisfaction, Overall ILS Functionality and Satisfaction with Customer Support for Small Public Libraries
  • Koha (vendor supported) ranked #3 in General ILS Satisfaction for All Public Libraries
  • Koha, supported independently, and/or Koha supported by a vendor, ranked in the top 3 for all Academic Libraries in the categories of:
    • General ILS Satisfaction
    • General ILS Functionality
    • Effectiveness in Managing Print Resources
    • Satisfaction with Customer Support
    • Company Loyalty

The survey was conducted internationally and responses were submitted from over 92 different countries, making up roughly 30% of the total responses.

The full results of this year’s survey can be viewed at: https://librarytechnology.org/perceptions/2016/

About Library Technology Guides:
Library Technology Guides provides comprehensive and objective information surrounding the many different types of technology products and services used by libraries. It covers the organizations that develop and support library-oriented software and systems. The site offers extensive databases and document repositories to assist libraries as they consider new systems and is an essential resource for professionals in the field to stay current with new developments and trends. The site was created and is maintained by Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant, speaker, and author. For more information please visit: https://librarytechnology.org/

About Koha:
Koha is the first web based and first free software library automation package. In use worldwide since 1999, its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. Since its creation, Koha has become the most downloaded ILS in the world with tens of thousands of libraries utilizing it globally.

Full-featured ILS: In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality including basic and advanced options. Koha includes modules for acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, serials management, authorities, flexible reporting, label printing, multi-format notices, offline circulation for when Internet access is not available, and much more. Koha will work for consortia of all sizes, multi-branch, and single-branch libraries.

Multilingual and translatable: Koha has a large number of available languages, with more languages every year.

Full text searching: Powerful searching and an enhanced catalogue display that can use content from Amazon, Google, LibraryThing, Open Library, and Syndetics, among others.

Library Standards Compliant: Koha is built using library standards and protocols such as MARC 21, UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP, ensuring interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies, while supporting existing workflows and tools.

Web-based Interfaces: Koha’s OPAC, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–XHTML, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution.

Free Software / Open Source:  Koha is distributed under the Free Software General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.

No Vendor Lock-in: It is an important part of the free software promise that there is no vendor lock-in: libraries are free to install and use Koha themselves if the have the in-house expertise or to purchase support or development services from the best available sources. Libraries should be free to change support company and export their data at any time, make sure your support company allows this. For more information please visit: https://koha-community.org

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Koha 3.22.16 security release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.16

It is a security release and it includes 6 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.16 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/old_releases/koha-3.22.16.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

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Posted in 3.22, Announcements, Koha, Koha News, release, releases, security

Koha 16.05.09 security release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.9

31 Jan 2017

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 16.5.9 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.5.9 is a security release. If you are running 16.05.x, we strongly recommend you update.

It includes 1 enhancements, 9 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17990] Code to check perl module versions is buggy

Major and critical bugs fixed

  • [9569] IndependentBranches preference overrides AutoLocation security feature
  • [17900] Possible SQL injection in patroncards template editing
  • [17901] Possible SQL injection in shelf editing
  • [17903] Possible SQL injection in serial claims
  • [17905] member-flags is vulnerable to CSRF attacks
  • [17986] Perl dependency evaluation incorrect

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [16929] Prevent opac-memberentry waiting for random chars

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17880] C4::Installer::PerlModules lexicographical comparison is incorrect

Test Suite

  • [18009] IssueSlip.t test fails if launched between 00:00 and 00:59

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.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:

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (95%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (74%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (82%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (60%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

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 16.5.9 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.9:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.9.

  • David Cook (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (14)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Mason James (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.9

  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (14)
  • KohaAloha (2)
  • Prosentient Systems (3)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)

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

  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (5)
  • Katrin Fischer (7)
  • Marc (3)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Mason James (8)
  • Mirko Tietgen (6)
  • Nick Clemens (7)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (7)
  • Marcel de Rooy (11)

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 16.05.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 31 Jan 2017 03:05:05.

Posted in 16.05, Koha News, release, releases, security

Koha Community Newsletter: January 2017

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January 2017

Volume 8, Issue 1
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 16.11.02 Released

by Katrin Fischer
The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.02.

Packages are available.

This is a maintenance release of 16.11 and contains 35 bugfixes.

read the full release notes

Koha 16.05.08 Released

by Mason James
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.05.08.

Koha 16.5.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 25 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 3.22.15 Released

by Julian Maurice
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.15

It is a maintenance release and includes 6 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Improved Koha installation process developed by Catalyst IT interns

by Alex Buckley
Catalyst IT summer interns Alex Buckley and Mika Smith have been working on improving the installation process of Koha for new users.

They have updated the current web installer (adding two setup modes: basic and advanced which provide users with varying levels of control), and an onboarding tool feature which takes the user through installing data they missed in the web installer and sets up a user account for them to log into Koha with for the first time.

The benefits of this project are:
1. The user will no longer be faced with a warning message the first time they log into Koha informing them they logged in with the database administrators account, as the onboarding tool allows them to create their own unique user account.

2. Users will have at least one library, patron category, patron, item type and circulation rule in their Koha database and so they can start using koha immediately.

To learn more go to:
https://catalyst.net.nz/blog/better-onboarding-tool-koha

What’s on in koha-devel #9

by Jonathan Druart
[ Originally published on the Koha and Development mailing lists: read original ]

Hello librarians and developers,

I wish you a happy new year, 2017 will be awesome, I am sure 🙂
At least it will be a great year for your favourite ILS – Koha is constantly improving and next releases will be even better than the last ones, as always 🙂

= Hea =
Some of us are still a bit hesitant about Hea because of the lack of communication around this project. It also seems that we would like to improve this tool and the way it displays data, to make it more attractive. To answer the first need, Chris wrote a privacy policy file [2]. You can send us feedback about it if things are not clear enough.
To improve data collected by Hea, I have opened 3 bug reports (actually 1 was already opened):

  • Bug 14608 will add an administration page for Hea, to make it more visible and understandable
  • Bug 17802 will collect ideas (and patches?) about adding geolocation of Koha’s installations
  • Bug 17803 introduce the idea of collecting the number of libraries per installation. It will permit to know how many libraries are actually using Koha (vs the number of installations).

If you are interested in these topics, get involved on the mailing list or the corresponding bug reports.

= Benchmarks for 16.11 =
I have compared Koha versions from 3.14.x to 16.11. The results have been posted on the wiki [3]. Everybody can replay these benchmarks easily, and some of you must do it to confirm (or not) these numbers.

One important thing is that I noticed that the template caching system is not defined by default – however it brings a significant performance boost. I have opened a bug report (Bug 7533 – Add template_cache_dir to the koha-conf.xml file) to add the entry to the koha-conf file. This patch will also add a warning to the about page if the entry is not defined. If you are running a Koha install hosted by a (good) service provider, it should be correctly defined. But if you are self-hosted, you must definitely take a look at this configuration option.

To play these benchmarks I needed to rebuild a database for each of these different versions of Koha. This job leads me to modify the scripts from the koha-misc4dev [4] repository. With these scripts I am now able to get a Koha installation fully testable (items, reindexation, psgi file, etc.) with any of these versions in a few minutes. That should be very useful for developers, especially to benchmark, bisect, archaeological digs or simply debug.

= Important bugs waiting for love =
Last month I have sent an email to koha-devel to list several important bugs waiting to be tested or QAed. It was very helpful as (almost) all of them got the expected love and have been boosted quickly. Note that we always have these kinds of important bugs, and I will try to think about a way to keep a list of them. A simple and naive approach would be to list the major, critical and blocker ones on the dashboard. Any thoughts? The one we want to see in quickly for now is Bug 17817 – Repeat this Tag (cloning) not working. It is waiting for QA.

Furthermore if you are confident with SIP you should take a look at the different SIP patches in the needs signoff (17758 Major, 17665, 17826, 16755, 15418, 13666) and signed off queues (16757, 16895 and 16899).

= Refactoring =
== Remove the biblioitems.marcxml field ==
This is the last call!
Bug 17196 has now 4 independent signoffs, we need (at least) 1 QA guy to have a look at it. If it is not pushed quickly, I will block its integration into the next release. We do not want it to be pushed close to the release date.

== Koha::Patrons ==
I have started to replace the C4::Member::GetMember subroutine with Koha::Patrons.

You can take a look at bug 17829 to see the progress (check the remote branch on github). It’s a massive change as it impacts a lot of file and it depends on lot of other patches not pushed yet to master.

Using Koha::Patron will allow us to improve the REST API routes for the patron module. Moreover it will permit to manipulate patron objects and so to call the new methods recently added to our Koha::Patron module. That will make the code more readable than at the moment: only 1 patron structure will be manipulated and not 1 Koha::Patron object + the hashref returned by GetMember. Doing so the patron object will be sent to the templates and that will clean up a lot of scripts from the “members” module.

= Standardize our EXPORT =
Last month I talked about bug 17600. It did not get lot of attention. If nobody gets involved in the discussion I will put it aside.

= Template Toolkit syntax for notices =
Since Kyle’s topic on the koha mailing list [1] did not receive any objections I will try and coordinate with him to move forward on this subject.

The next general IRC meeting is on February 1st, 14 UTC.
https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/General_IRC_meeting_1_February_2017

The next dev IRC meeting is on January 11th, 20 UTC.
https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Development_IRC_meeting_11_January_2017
In 2 days!

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Jonathan

[1] Template Toolkit syntax for notices – https://lists.katipo.co.nz/pipermail/koha/2016-December/046773.html
[2] Hea Privacy policy – http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=hea.git;a=blob;f=Privacy_Policy.md;hb=HEAD
[3] Benchmark for 16.11 – https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Benchmark_for_16.11
[4] koha-misc4dev – http://lists.koha-community.org/pipermail/koha-devel/2016-November/043277.html

More Bugs Needing Attention

[ From mailing lists: read original
From Owen Leonard
Bug 16239 – Upgrade Bootstrap in the staff client
https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=16239

Needs signoff!

Community

Presentation: Adding Relationship Designators in Koha

by Stefano Bargioni
At the Library of Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, a new way to navigate entities (author, corporate and meeting names) and show relationships among them, is up and running. It is based on 1xx and 7xx (MARC21) data, especially on authid ($9) and relator terms ($e, or $j in case of 711).
We are not yet in production with RDA, but we started applying relator terms and codes some months ago [1] [2] [3].

Relationships are stored and updated in a new Koha table whenever bib records are modified. In any OPAC page where an entity is shown, a new link appears, to show a “cloud” of names related to the selected entity [4]. Relationships are shown both as a 3D sphere in movement, and a set of lists to group and count names and roles [5].

We think that this is an interesting way to discover “who influenced” and “who was influenced by”, very important for a research library, its users and reference desk as well.

[1] http://www.slideshare.net/stefanobargioni/catalog-enrichment-for-rda-adding-relationship-designators-in-koha (slides)
[2] http://www.slideshare.net/stefanobargioni/catalog-enrichment-for-rda-adding-relationship-designators-in-koha-text (text)
[3] https://koha-community.org/koha-community-newsletter-september-2016/#gossip
[4] See attached image, grabbed from http://catalogo.pusc.it/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=166156.
[5] http://catalogo.pusc.it/pusc_name_cloud.html?authid=110032

Community Gossip

See the results of the Perceptions 2016: An International Survey of Library Automation from
Marshall Breeding
Vinod Kumar Mishra has released a new book on library automation and Koha. Amazon Link: Basics of Library Automation, Koha Library Management Software and Data Migration: Challenges With Case Studies.
Chris Cormack created an infographic showing a brief summary of 2016 for the Koha project

How To

Let Joy Nelson show you how you can use non public item notes in Koha

Support Provider News

Baptiste Wojtkowski will be joining BibLibre as an intern. He will working on Koha full time for 6 months.
Bywater Solutions offers free SSL certificates to all hosted customers
Bywater Solutions receives platinum in 2017 Modern Library Awards

Upcoming Events

2017 Koha North California Summit

2017 Northern CA Koha Summit Event Date: April 5, 2017

  • Event Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Event Location: Martha Riley Community Library
  • Event Address: 1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville CA 95747
  • Registration: Fill out form

Find out more here.

Hackfest in Marseille 2017

[ announced on koha dev mailing list ]
by Paul Poulain

In 2017, the hackfest in Marseille is back to March. 20th-24th to be precise.

Feel free to join us ! (registration not yet open)

2nd National Koha Conclave – India

by Amit Gupta
The countdown for 2nd National Koha Conclave has started.

Informatics is pleased to announce the dates for National Koha Conclave-2017, a two day event on Koha and Indian Libraries. The event this year is organized in collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services, Pune on 21st and 22nd February 2017, in the Hinjewadi campus of TCS at Pune. This year again, we will have Mr. Chris Cormack (New Zealand), the original developer of Koha, as our Key Resource Person. Chris will also be presenting an advance level half-a-day workshop on Koha during this two day event. The event will witness several eminent speakers from the Indian Library landscape and Koha experts through plenaries, panel discussions, case studies and future development needs and opportunities on Koha. The event will be attended by existing and prospective users of Koha.

The highlights of the event are:

  • Keynote on Library Services Platform
  • Koha, the Road Ahead: A global view from Chris Cormack
  • Development/Customization challenges
  • Wish List by Participating Koha Users – Review Discussion
  • Successful Koha implementations – Case Studies
  • Advance Workshop on Koha (150 minutes)
  • Panel Debate – Integration of Discovery Layer – ILS and ERMS
  • Award for best implementation of Koha
  • Launch of new products based on Koha

Please mark your calendar and block your dates for this event – 2nd National Koha Conclave 2017 – and register yourself for the event.

Kohacon 2017 Update: Final Dates

Final date for KohaCon17 will be on June 19-23, 2017 at Ayala Museum, Makati City.

To register:
KohaCon 2017 online registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/BSZz8NT46u4pBqT23.
UPDATE ON REGISTRATION: Registration is FREE!.

February 1 general IRC Meeting

The February General IRC meeting will be held on the 1st at 14:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

Koha Day held in France on January 12th

by Sonia Bouis
KohaLa, a french Koha association, organised Koha day to present new features of last Koha release, 16.11 and to make a demo for non Koha users. We also added two sessions in the morning :

  • Koha Plugins : presentation and focus on a few (many thanks to Kyle who gave us special explanations during the last hackfest).
  • Open source ERM : we asked AMSL staff to explain their project. By now, they will put on standby their project because the German Research Association is supporting a national german level tool (LAS:er) which will add more consortium features. Their experience on ASML shows us the importance of Knowledge database, flexible data model, interoperability and easy interface. They also learn us how community and collaboration is a centrepiece of such project. Then, we had two presentations around CORAL : the evaluation that University Lyon 3 is beginning to do on this ERM and a complete demo.

Around 70 people attended this day, thanks to Frédéric Demians (TAMIL), Paul Poulain (Biblibre) and all the KohaLa staff who have participated in presentations and organisations.
You can find few photos here : https://goo.gl/photos/EiA22Qxe1gpunNuq5

January General IRC Meeting

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

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

January 11 Development IRC Meeting

The January development IRC meeting was held on the 11th at 20:00 UTC.

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

January 25 Development IRC Meeting

The January development IRC meeting was held on the 25th at 13:00 UTC.

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

Posted in 16.05, 16.11, 3.22, Announcements, Events, IRC Meetings, Koha, Koha News, Koha Newsletter, Koha Tips & Tricks, Koha Training, release, releases, security, Support Company Press

Koha 16.11.03 security release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.03.

This is a security release. If you are running 16.11, we strongly recommend you update.

Koha 16.11.03 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

It includes 7 bugfixes.

Read more ›

Posted in 16.11, Koha News

Koha 16.05.08 release


RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.8

28 Jan 2017

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 16.5.8 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.5.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 25 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17785] oai.pl returns wrong URLs under Plack
  • [17914] The installer process tries to create borrowers.updated_on twice

Authentication

  • [17615] LDAP Auth: regression causes attribute updates to silently fail and corrupt existing data

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17234] ALTER IGNORE TABLE is invalid in mysql 5.7. This breaks updatedatabase.pl
  • [17986] Perl dependency evaluation incorrect

OPAC

  • [17924] Fix error in password recovery

Patrons

  • [14637] Add patron category fails with MySQL 5.6.26

Test Suite

  • [17917] t/db_dependent/check_sysprefs.t fails on kohadev strangely

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [17899] Show only mine does not work in newordersuggestion.pl

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17931] Remove unused vars from reserves_stats.pl

Circulation

  • [17781] Improper branchcode set during renewal
  • [17808] When editing circulation conditions, only ask for confirmation when there is already a rule selected

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17880] C4::Installer::PerlModules lexicographical comparison is incorrect

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [17469] fr-CA web installer is missing some sample notices

Label/patron card printing

  • [15711] Deleting patroncard images has unexpected behaviour and is broken
  • [17879] Possible to upload images with no image name

MARC Authority data support

  • [17909] Add unit tests for authority merge

Packaging

  • [17265] Make koha-create and koha-dump-defaults less greedy

Staff Client

  • [16933] Alt-Y not working on “Please confirm checkout” dialogs

Templates

  • [15460] Bug 13381 accidentally removed spaces after subfields c and h of 245

Test Suite

  • [17742] Test t/db_dependent/Patrons.t can fail randomly
  • [17920] t/db_dependent/Sitemapper.t fails because of permissions

Tools

  • [17777] koha-remove should deal with temporary uploads
  • [17794] Menu items in Tools menu and Admin menu not bold when active but not on linked page

Web services

  • [17778] Make “Earliest Registered Date” in OAI-PMH dynamic

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.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:

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (95%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (74%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (82%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (60%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

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 16.5.8 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.8:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.8.

  • Blou (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (3)
  • Alex Arnaud (2)
  • Maxime Beaulieu (1)
  • David Cook (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (7)
  • Jonathan Druart (10)
  • Dani Elder (1)
  • Magnus Enger (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Caitlin Goodger (1)
  • Mason James (7)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Tim McMahon (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (4)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.8

  • BibLibre (5)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (10)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • KohaAloha (7)
  • Libriotech (3)
  • Prosentient Systems (3)
  • Rijksmuseum (7)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • unidentified (9)
  • wegc.school.nz (1)
  • wlpl.org (1)

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

  • Andreas Roussos (1)
  • Caitlin Goodger (1)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • David Kuhn (1)
  • Emma Smith (1)
  • Grace McKenzie (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (19)
  • Josef Moravec (8)
  • Julian Maurice (7)
  • Karen Jen (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (27)
  • Mark Tompsett (12)
  • Martin Renvoize (3)
  • Mason James (23)
  • Nick Clemens (3)
  • Oliver Bock (1)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Zoe Schoeler (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (29)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (11)

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 16.05.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 28 Jan 2017 00:22:50.

Posted in 16.05, Koha, Koha News, release, releases, security

Koha 3.22.15 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.15

It is a maintenance release and it includes 6 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.15 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/old_releases/koha-3.22.15.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Read more ›

Posted in 3.22, Announcements, Koha, Koha News, release, releases

Koha 16.11.02 released

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 16.11.02.

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 16.11.02 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.11.02 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 35 bugfixes.

Read more ›

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Koha 16.05.07 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.7

03 Jan 2017

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 16.5.7 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.5.7 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 23 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [14541] Tax rate should not be forced to an arbitrary precision

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17494] Koha generating duplicate self registration tokens

Circulation

  • [14598] itemtype is not set on statistics by C4::Circulation::AddReturn
  • [16376] Koha::Calendar->is_holiday date truncation creates fatal errors for TZ America/Santiago

I18N/L10N

  • [16914] Export csv in item search, exports all items in one line

Searching

  • [15822] STAFF Advanced search error date utils
  • [16951] Item search sorting not working properly for most columns
  • [17278] Limit to available items returns 0 results
  • [17323] MySQL 5.7 – Column search_history.time cannot be null
  • [17743] Item search: indexes build on MARC do not work in item’s search

Web services

  • [17744] OAI: oai_dc has no element named dcCollection

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17564] Acquisition/OrderUsers.t is broken
  • [17638] t/db_dependent/Search.t is failing
  • [17641] t/Biblio/Isbd.t is failing
  • [17681] Existing typos might thow some fees when recieved

Circulation

  • [17761] Renewing or returning item via the checkouts table causes lost and damaged statuses to disappear

Hold requests

  • [17749] Missing l in ‘.pl’ in link on waitingreserves.tt

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [17547] (MARC21) Chronological term link subfield 648$9 not indexed

Notices

  • [11274] Sent Notices Tab Not Working Correctly

OPAC

  • [17652] opac-account.pl does not include login branchcode

Test Suite

  • [15200] t/Creators.t fails when using build-git-snapshot

Tools

  • [15415] Warn when creating new printer profile for patron card creator
  • [17663] Forgotten userpermissions from bug 14686

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.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:

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (95%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (74%)
  • English (New Zealand) (98%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (93%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (81%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (60%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (99%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

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 16.5.7 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.7:

  • Catalyst IT
  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.7.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (4)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (6)
  • Mason James (22)
  • Chris Kirby (1)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.7

  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • ACPL (1)
  • BibLibre (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (6)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • ilsleypubliclibrary.org (1)
  • KohaAloha (22)
  • kylehall.info (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (1)
  • Theke Solutions (4)
  • unidentified (1)

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

  • Alex Buckley (3)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Edie Discher (1)
  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (8)
  • Josef Moravec (3)
  • Julian Maurice (16)
  • Katrin Fischer (19)
  • Marc Véron (1)
  • Mason James (7)
  • Nick Clemens (8)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (4)
  • Brendan A Gallagher (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (15)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)

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 16.05.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 03 Jan 2017 02:08:39.

Posted in 16.05, release, releases