Koha Community Newsletter: March 2018

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March 2018

Volume 9, Issue 3
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 17.11.04 Released

by Nick Clemens
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.04. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my fourth release as the 17.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more. 🙂

Koha 17.11.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 14 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.05.10 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.10

Koha 17.05.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 13 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Biblibre Sandboxes with ElasticSearch Announced

by Fridolin Somers
I’m please to announce we have build sandboxes with Zebra and ElasticSearch.

See https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Sandboxes#BibLibre

If help needed please use sand…@biblibre.com

From Koha Development mailing list. Read original post

Hackfest in Marseille, what you missed and what you’ll be seeing soon in 18.05

by Paul Poulain
So the 2018 hackfest in Marseille is now finished. It was a great week, with a lot of work, a lot of discussion, a lot of fun. The weather was with us, except on Thursday, the evenings were full of beer & happiness. Let’s summarize what we made…

Koha Elastic Search

Our hottest topic, for sure 10 patches written and/or signed off. A lot of work on Elastic Search. BULAC want to go live with Koha+ES with 18.05 [Thank you François and Severine, Bulac, Nick, Bywatersolutions, Alex, BibLibre]

UNIMARC & bibliographic transition (FRBR):

• default frameworks at install updated [thank you François, Roubaix public library] • script written to update all cataloguing frameworks with new MARC records preparing FRBR (IFLA 2017 fields & subfields) [thank you Julian, BibLibre] • zebra indexes definition started, to be finished [thank you François, Roubaix public library] • XSLT to display those new fields still to do

FRBR & ReasonableGraph

3 developers from AltSol, a Greek company working on FRBR and a software called ReasonableGraph (see https://reasonablegraph.org/) showed what they made with Koha & MARC data. They’ll keep working on it, the Koha community may hear of them again in the future. Maybe starting with a plugin that can be compared to the Ebsco EDS plugin: instead of searching in Koha, search would be made on ReasonableGraph database, that is fully FRBR compliant, and present results in an “FRBR way” [Thank you Nikos, AltSol]

Translation

The French team worked and finished to translate 100% of 17.11, the release notes, and most of the documentation. A big effort [Thank you many french librarians !]

Coral & KohaCoral interface

• presentation of Coral 3.0 new features (including the wonderful interface Coral EDS) • presentation of Coral setup at Lyon 3 [Thank you Sonia, Lyon 3] • Koha Coral interface, what’s done, what has to be done [Thank you Matthias, BibLibre]

Koha & SCSS

[Thank you Owen, ACPL]

• Finished the transition to SCSS for the staff client (see http://sass-lang.com/, and http://sebastianpontow.de/css2compass/ and https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=19474), patch passed QA now • The transition from LESS to SCSS for the OPAC is done (see https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=20427) • Owen introduced us to SCSS.

Mana-kb

rebase, fixes, tests. One problem detected, not easy to reproduce, still working on it, still highly expected for 18.05 [Thank you Brendan, BywaterSolutions & Alex, BibLibre]

Bugzilla

[Thank you … too many people to name them !]

• 80+ patches tested (44 signed-off, 21 failed, 15 does not apply) • This week, 285 bugs had at least one change (any kind, change by a “hackfester” or not)

Various

• kohadevbox presentation & installation on some librarian laptops. We now have some librarians able to sign-off patches without using sandboxes! [thank you Nick, ByWaterSolutions] • Kohala (Koha french usergroup) has scheduled the Symposium (Paris, in June) • On Thursday, it was the “Bokeh hackfest/conference”. Bokeh is a library portal software that BibLibre is supporting. 10 new librarians and 4 developers from AFI, BibLibre sister-company joined us to discuss new features, and share their experience with Bokeh, Bokeh+Koha, … (http://bokeh-library-portal.org for more info about Bokeh) [Thank you https://www.makeitmarseille.com/, our neighbor for hosting this event] • we discovered Emkipop (http://emkipop.fr/)

If I forgot something, remind me, please [ I’m an old man, you know, my memory begins to abandon me 😉 ]

From Koha Development mailing list. read original post

Community

KohaCon18 Website Announced

by Jessica Zairo
The KohaCon18 Website is ready for registrations.

Individuals can register, submit a proposal and more through the site.

The KohaCon International Conference will take place on September 10th through 12th, followed by a Cultural Day on September 13th and Hackfest on the 14th through 16th.

http://kohacon2018.bywatersolutions.com/index.html

New Koha Library in Bombay

by Dr.Manju Naika
I am happy to inform you that IIT Bombay Central Library has implemented
Koha on 15th March 2018. It has replaced 15-year-old proprietary software
Libsuite. The library has the collection of over 5 lakh items in various
formats, and it serves 11,000 patrons annually.

The IITB Central library’s Koha OPAC can be accessed at

https://opac.library.iitb.ac.in/

Herewith I attached a photo of the event.

Crowdfunding for Koha bug No. 9290

by Vinod Kumar Mishra
An initiative by Mr. Vinod Kumar Mishra (http://mishravk.com/) and other Indian Library professionals in collaboration with L2C2 Technologies (http://www.l2c2.co.in/) has been taken for development of Koha new feature. The entire professionals supported the movement in different ways and below professionals contributed for development of bug no. 9290 which will add a new feature in the koha for restricting the category of users to place the purchase request.

The said method can be an example for others including governmental organizations to follow for enhancement of open source software features used in their libraries like Dspace, Koha, etc. This will save the money, time and bring better changes in the open source solutions which will benefit the entire professionals around the globe.

The details of the story can be found at: http://mishravk.com/2018/02/crowdfunding/

Report on the 2017 International Library Automation Perceptions Survey

Excerpt from Library Technology Guides by Marshall Breeding

This eleventh edition of the International Survey of Library Automation presents the latest data on how libraries perceive the effectiveness of the strategic technology systems upon which they depend for their daily operations and to fulfill the expectations of their patrons. This report presents and interprets survey responses gathered from November 2017 through February 2018. The survey focuses primarily on integrated library systems and library services platforms as the applications used to acquire, describe, manage, and provide access to their collections. It also assesses the quality of support given from the respective vendor and probes interest in migrating to new solutions and attitudes toward open source alternatives.

Read full article and report

Upcoming Events

First Koha User Group in Turkey Meets in April

by Selma Aslan

Turkish Koha Users will hold their first meeting Kohaferans 218 Türkiye on 27 April 2018.

The hosting institution is TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, and the sponsor is Devinim Yazılım.

The details are available at http://www.devinim.com.tr/content/kohaferans2018 in Turkish.

Past Events

Koha-US Users Group – March Meeting

by Jason Robb
Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

time converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=koha-US+March+general+meeting&iso=20180314T1030&p1=5227&ah=1
Location: https://kslib.zoom.us/j/450230564
https://kslib.zoom.us/j/450230564%E2%80%8B

Agenda: http://koha-us.net/index.php/Agenda2018-03-14

There will be plenty of time to talk bugs, issues, workflows and
enhancements this month!

Send your topics to secretary@koha-us.org and I will add them to the agenda.

Meetings are held via Zoom video conferencing. A microphone and webcam are
recommended for optimal participation, but not required.
These meetings are free and open to any and all.

Koha 17.05.10 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.10

Koha 17.05.10 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.05.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 13 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Staff Client

  • [19806] Add class to items.itemnotes_nonpublic

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [20145] borrowers.datexpiry eq ‘0000-00-00’ means expired?

Course reserves

  • [20276] GetCourseItem is using the wrong call to get itemnumber

Hold requests

  • [20167] Item hold is set to bibliographic hold when changing pickup location

OPAC

  • [20218] Tracklinks fails when URL has special characters

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [20148] Don’t allow adding same user multiple times to a basket or an order

Circulation

  • [19530] Prevent multiple transfers from existing for one item

Command-line Utilities

  • [19452] The -truncate option in borrowers-force-messaging-defaults.pl should not remove category preferences

Patrons

  • [20367] userid resets to firstname.surname when BorrowerUnwantedField contains userid

Test Suite

  • [19529] NoIssuesChargeGuarantees.t is failing randomly
  • [19979] Search.t fails on facet info with one branch
  • [20250] NoIssuesChargeGuarantees.t is still failing randomly
  • [20466] Incorrect fixtures for active currency in t/Prices.t

Tools

  • [20098] Inventory: CSV export: itemlost column is always empty

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 (100%)
  • Basque (79%)
  • Chinese (China) (83%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (94%)
  • Danish (69%)
  • English (New Zealand) (91%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (96%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (99%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (79%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  • Occitan (76%)
  • Persian (57%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84%)
  • Slovak (90%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (96%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (71%)

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 17.05.10 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.05.10:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.05.10.

  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (6)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Andreas Roussos (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (2)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.05.10

  • BibLibre (3)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (6)
  • ByWater-Solutions (3)
  • bywatetsolutions.com (1)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • joensuu.fi (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (2)
  • Theke Solutions (2)
  • unidentified (3)

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

  • Brendan Gallagher (1)
  • Charles Farmer (1)
  • Claire Gravely (3)
  • Fridolin Somers (22)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Josef Moravec (6)
  • Katrin Fischer (5)
  • Maksim Sen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (4)
  • Nick Clemens (17)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Roch D’Amour (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)

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 17.05.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 27 mars 2018 12:07:28.

Koha 17.11.04 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.04. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my fourth release as the 17.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more 🙂

26 Mar 2018

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 17.11.04 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.11.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 14 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [20303] Receive order fails if no “authorised_by” value
  • [20446] QUOTES processing broken by run time error

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [20145] borrowers.datexpiry eq ‘0000-00-00’ means expired?

Hold requests

  • [20167] Item hold is set to bibliographic hold when changing pickup location

OPAC

  • [20218] Tracklinks fails when URL has special characters

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [20148] Don’t allow adding same user multiple times to a basket or an order
  • [20201] Silence warnings in admin/aqplan.pl

Command-line Utilities

  • [19452] The -truncate option in borrowers-force-messaging-defaults.pl should not remove category preferences

Patrons

  • [20367] userid resets to firstname.surname when BorrowerUnwantedField contains userid

SIP2

  • [20348] SIP2 patron identification fails to use userid

Test Suite

  • [19979] Search.t fails on facet info with one branch
  • [20250] NoIssuesChargeGuarantees.t is still failing randomly
  • [20466] Incorrect fixtures for active currency in t/Prices.t

Security bugs fixed

  • [20083] Information disclosure when (mis)using the MARC Preview feature

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 (100%)
  • Basque (76%)
  • Chinese (China) (80%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (94%)
  • Danish (66%)
  • English (New Zealand) (99%)
  • Finnish (96%)
  • French (97%)
  • French (Canada) (92%)
  • German (99%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (79%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (55%)
  • Occitan (73%)
  • Persian (55%)
  • Polish (97%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (81%)
  • Slovak (97%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (91%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (68%)

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 17.11.04 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.11.04:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.11.04.

  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (6)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Jose Martin (1)
  • Andreas Roussos (1)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.11.04

  • (0)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (6)
  • ByWater-Solutions (2)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • joensuu.fi (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (2)
  • Theke Solutions (2)
  • unidentified (4)

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

  • Brendan Gallagher (1)
  • Charles Farmer (1)
  • Claire Gravely (3)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (12)
  • Josef Moravec (4)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Nick Clemens (21)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Roch D’Amour (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (4)

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 Mar 2018 15:23:07.

Koha Community Newsletter: February 2018

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February 2018

Volume 9, Issue 2
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

Please read Jonathan Druart‘s latest post, What’s on in koha-devel #17, for a more comprehensive overview of the world of Koha development. Below are some development highlights:

Koha 17.11.03 Released

by Nick Clemens
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.03.

Koha 17.11.03 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 42 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.05.09 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.09

Koha 17.05.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements, 38 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 16.11.16 Released

by Chris Cormack
The Koha community are proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.16

This a maintenance release of 16.11.x. It includes 1 enhancements, 4 bugfixes.

NOTE: 16.11.x is no longer packaged, it is recommended you upgrade as soon as practical.

Read the full release notes

In – Out Management System” based on KOHA ILS

by Omkar Kakeru
Its a pleasure sharing that we are introducing an “In – Out Management
System” based on KOHA ILS that benefits in Tracking In & Out time of
patrons, works on multiple locations of library, generates four types of
reports & can be handled by single person.

Please have a look on demo video & convey your valuable feedback.

Download application link
https://github.com/omkar2403/inout

read original listserv post

Bugs needing Sign off

by Mark Tompsett
I was hoping that
https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=16690
https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=18908
and
https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=19547
might get signed off.

read original listserv post

Community

Thesis: RDA e le risorse cartografiche (RDA and cartographic resources)

by Romana Franziska Wallner
An experimental theses “RDA e le risorse cartografiche” (RDA and cartographic resources) was successfully defended at the University of Florence (Italy) on 20 February 2018.

The thesis was supervised by Prof. Mauro Guerrini and Dr. Stefano Bargioni, as part of if was conducted at the library of Pontificia Università della Santa Croce and was based on Koha. The author, Laura Manzoni, was awarded the highest grade possible.

Abstract

The aim of the thesis is to verify the viability of the new RDA guidelines for the description of cartographic materials and to highlight its strengths and weaknesses. The analysis compares the different models suggested to describe bibliographic records, starting from the first module proposed by the geographer Giovanni Marinelli as well as RDA. A sample of materials preserved at the Italian Geographical Society in Rome has been selected and catalogued with Koha, a complete ILS open source software developed by a global community. The thesis also analyzes the context and issues that lead to the development of RDA and to its progressive diffusion and use in libraries around the world.

New Koha Libraries

Support Provider News

FOLIO Library Services Support Between ByWater Solutions and EBSCO Information Services

Catalyst Koha are now on Twitter!

We would love to connect with you, our community, and chat regularly on all things Koha!
Come and say ‘Hi’ at: https://twitter.com/catalystkoha

Upcoming Events


Koha user group – Whanganui, NZ 2018

by Bonnie Crawford
Whanganui Libraries and the Catalyst Koha team invite you to attend the 2018 NZ Koha user group day. All libraries currently using Koha, Koha enthusiasts and the Koha-curious are welcomed!

Click here to RSVP

Date:
Thursday, 22nd March 2018
Time:
10am – 4pm
Cost:
Free
Location:
Whanganui, New Zealand. Whanganui District Library Rooms – TBC
Catering:
Lunch is provided free of charge. We are happy to cater for specified dietary requirements.
Parking:
Plenty of free parking
RSVP by:
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Schedule:
Unconference style – we will set the agenda for the day in a collaborative way. Everyone can make suggestions and propose ideas for a programme of events.
What to expect:
The 2018 user group day is for current and future users of Koha to come together as a community, with an opportunity for all to share their ideas and plans for the future of technology in our libraries.

For more information see the original post.

Hackfest in Marseille

When:
12-16 March 2018
Where:
At BibLibre , 108 Rue Breteuil, 13006 Marseille
Who:
developers, administrators, librarians, Koha users …
Prerequisites:
know Koha, at least know some modules
Participation:
free, but a minimum of 2 to 3 days of participation is recommended, especially for beginners
Food:
lunch is provided on site (financial participation to be defined, between 15 and 20 € per meal). There is always coffee, tea, and everyone can bring delicacies to enjoy or to discover. Free meals in the evening but one or more appointment points are always available
Other:
English is a ++ to interact with everyone and participate in mini-conferences but not required
Hashtag:
#hfk18 to communicate on social networks
Registration:
open with BibLibre, by sending an email to Paul Poulain
Contact infos:
associationkohala@gmail.com

Past Events

Training programme on Koha for Library staff of ICAR

by Dr. S.K. Soam, Head and Dr. N. Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NAARM, India
The ICAR – National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (ICAR-NAARM) is an institution engaged in capacity building of personnel of National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES) in management of research, education and technology transfer. ICAR-NAARM was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1976 at Hyderabad. The major mandate of the Academy is to build capacity in agricultural research, education and extension education systems, and provide policy advocacy for the NARES. To fulfil these mandates, Academy organizes various capacity building programmes for researchers, academicians, extension personnel, scholars, and other stakeholders in NARES.

ICAR – NAARM organized a training programme on “Koha for Library staff of ICAR” during 5-9 February 2018 at this Academy with the objective to make participants understand the application of Koha in library automation, to provide hands on training on various modules of Koha related to acquisition, cataloguing, OPAC etc., and to provide the knowledge of broad aspects of Koha installation and customization as per institute requirements. Dr. S.K. Soam, Head (ICM Division) and Dr. N. Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist (ICM Division) were the course directors for this programme.

A total of 36 technical staff associated with library and related work in ICAR Institutes were attended this programme. In this training program we had representatives from Crop Science Division, Agricultural Engineering Division, Fisheries Science, Animal Science, Natural Resource Management Division, Agricultural Education Division, Horticulture Division and ICAR Headquarters.

This training program was designed to cover both theoretical and practical aspects on various topics. The trainees were exposed to Introduction to Linux, Installation of Ubuntu operating system, Installation and configuration of Koha and hands on training by our internal faculty.

Introduction to Koha modules, Administration, Acquisition, Patron Management, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serials, OPAC etc., were covered by the guest faculty Mr. Indranil Das Gupta who is a “Member, Koha Community Release Team”, “Database Documentation Manager, Koha Community Project” and CEO of L2C2 Technologies, Kolkata.

February General IRC Meeting

The February general IRC meeting was held at on the 7th at 20:00 UTC.

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

February Development IRC Meeting

The february development IRC meeting was held on the 14th at 13:00 UTC.

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

GDPR IRC Meeting

The February GDPR IRC meeting was held on the 26th at 19:00 UTC.

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

Koha 17.05.09 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.09

Koha 17.05.09 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.05.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements, 38 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Cataloging

  • [18417] Advanced Editor – Rancor – add shortcuts for copyright symbols (C) (P)

Test Suite

  • [19483] t/db_dependent/www/* crashes test harness due to misconfigured test plan

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [19596] Internal server error if open order with deleted biblio / null biblionumber

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [15770] Number::Format issues with large numbers
  • [19847] tracklinks.pl accepts any url from a parameter for proxying
  • [20126] Saving a biblio does no longer update MARC field lengths

Cataloging

  • [19968] Undefined subroutine &Date::Calc::Today

Command-line Utilities

  • [19730] misc/export_records.pl should use biblio_metadata.timestamp

Notices

  • [18477] AR_PENDING notice does not populate values from article_requests table

OPAC

  • [18915] Creating a checkout note (patron note) sends an incomplete email message
  • [19911] Passwords displayed to user during self-registration are not HTML-encoded
  • [19975] Tag cloud searching does not working

Patrons

  • [19921] Error when updating child to adult patron on system with only one adult patron category

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [19559] Elasticsearch QueryAutoTruncate truncate field names with hyphens if data is quoted

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [19401] No confirm message when deleting an invoice from invoice detail page
  • [19429] No confirm message when deleting an invoice from invoice search

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [19839] invoice.pl warns about bad variable scope
  • [19985] TestBuilder.t fails if default circ rule exists

Circulation

  • [16603] Hide option to apply directly when processing uploaded offline circulation file
  • [19825] List of pending offline operations does not links to biblio

Database

  • [19422] kohastructure.sql missing DROP TABLES

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [19973] SQL syntax error in uk-UA/mandatory/sample_notices.sql

OPAC

  • [17682] Change URL for Google Scholar in OPACSearchForTitleIn

Packaging

  • [18696] Change debian/source/format to quilt
  • [20072] Fix build-git-snapshot for Debian source format quilt

Patrons

  • [19443] Error while attempting to duplicate a patron

Reports

  • [19669] Remove deprecated checkouts by patron category report

Searching

  • [19971] typo in the comments of parseQuery routine

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [19580] Elasticsearch: QueryAutoTruncate exclude period as splitting character in autotruncation

Staff Client

  • [19221] Onboarding tool says user needs to be made superlibrarian

System Administration

  • [19560] Unable to delete library when branchcode contains special characters
  • [19977] Local Use tab in systempreferences tries to open text editor’s temporary files, and die
  • [19987] If no z39.50/SRU servers, the z39.50/SRU buttons should not show

Templates

  • [19677] Angle brackets in enumchron do not display in opac or staff side

Test Suite

  • [19455] Circulation/SwitchOnSiteCheckouts.t is failing randomly
  • [19705] DecreaseLoanHighHolds.t is still failing randomly
  • [19783] Move check_kohastructure.t to db_dependent
  • [19914] Cannot locate the “Delete” in the library list table
  • [19937] Silence warnings t/db_dependent/www/batch.t
  • [20042] 00-load.t fails when Elasticsearch is not installed

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 (99%)
  • Basque (79%)
  • Chinese (China) (83%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (94%)
  • Danish (69%)
  • English (New Zealand) (91%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (96%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (99%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (79%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  • Occitan (76%)
  • Persian (57%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84%)
  • Slovak (90%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (96%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (71%)

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 17.05.09 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.05.09:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.05.09.

  • Aleisha Amohia (5)
  • Alex Arnaud (2)
  • David Bourgault (1)
  • Nick Clemens (8)
  • Charlotte Cordwell (2)
  • Olivier Crouzet (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (17)
  • Olli-Antti Kivilahti (1)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Te Rauhina Jackson (1)
  • Grace Smyth (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (5)
  • Mirko Tietgen (5)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Koha translators (1)
  • Jesse Weaver (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.05.09

  • abunchofthings.net (5)
  • ACPL (1)
  • BibLibre (9)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (17)
  • ByWater-Solutions (9)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • unidentified (13)
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (1)

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

  • Arturo (2)
  • Charlotte Cordwell (2)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • David Bourgault (4)
  • Dilan Johnpullé (1)
  • Eric Phetteplace (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (55)
  • Grace Smyth (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (52)
  • Josef Moravec (4)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Lee Jamison (1)
  • Marjorie Barry-Vila (2)
  • Marjorie Vila (3)
  • Mark Tompsett (11)
  • Mirko Tietgen (2)
  • Nick Clemens (56)
  • Owen Leonard (8)
  • Kyle M Hall (4)
  • Marcel de Rooy (16)

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 17.05.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 23 févr. 2018 09:24:40.

Koha 16.11.16 released

The Koha community are proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.16

This a maintenance release of 16.11.x

NOTE: 16.11.x is no longer packaged, it is recommended you upgrade as soon as practical

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.11.16

22 Feb 2018

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 16.11.16 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 16.11.16 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 4 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Web services

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [19847] tracklinks.pl accepts any url from a parameter for proxying

OPAC

  • [19911] Passwords displayed to user during self-registration are not HTML-encoded

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

System Administration

  • [19560] Unable to delete library when branchcode contains special characters

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%)
  • Basque (80%)
  • Chinese (China) (85%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (95%)
  • Danish (70%)
  • English (New Zealand) (93%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (93%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (84%)
  • Hindi (99%)
  • Italian (99%)
  • Korean (51%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (56%)
  • Occitan (78%)
  • Persian (59%)
  • Polish (99%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (86%)
  • Slovak (92%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (98%)
  • Turkish (99%)
  • Vietnamese (72%)

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 16.11.16 is

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.11.16

  • bugs.koha-community.org (4)
  • Catalyst (4)
  • Rijksmuseum (1)
  • translate.koha-community.org (2)
  • unidentified (1)

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

  • Arturo (2)
  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • Fridolin Somers (6)
  • Jonathan Druart (4)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (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 16.11.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 22 Feb 2018 19:52:14.

Koha 17.11.03 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.03. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my third release as the 17.11.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more 🙂

Read more ›

What’s on in koha-devel #17

Hi everybody!

It has been a long time since the last what’s on in koha-devel post!

17.11 is out and we are already at the third of the development release cycle for 18.05.

Table of contents

Release Management 18.05

Still a lot of time left to contribute to this release, but now it is the perfect time to be involved in order to get your things pushed, or what you would like to see being part of it.

We have tons of new features and enhancements in the Needs Signoff queue (https://frama.link/koha_bz_nso).

I have created a new tag RM_priority to highlight patches I would like to see in quickly (https://frama.link/koha_bz_RM_priority), there is also a saved search for this list.

They can be big stuffs (with hard rebase for instance) or major bugfixes.

Please also note that I will take the liberty to skip the QA and/or SO step if they do not get the attention they need.

Like I did during the 17.11 development release cycle I will update the release notes every time I push to master. That way people will be able to fix titles and descriptions of bugs https://gitlab.com/joubu/koha-release-notes (coming soon).

Koha Manual

Translation

Anthony Mao did an awesome work to translate the manual in Taiwanese Mandarin (zh_TW) in less than a month!
  • Arabic 39%
  • Chinese (Taiwan) 100%
  • Czech 43%
  • French 50%
  • French (Canada) 38%
  • Italian 83%
  • Portuguese (Brazil) 19%
  • Turkish 75% (nice work done by Süleyman Onur too!)
If you wish to participate in another language, just let us know and we will create it.
You can find the epub and html versions available for all these languages on our website https://koha-community.org/documentation/

We are going to create the man18.05 project for the next release and will update regularly.

Note that 18.05 is generated from the project man17.11 so far, that need to be fixed.

Contribution

It is very easy to contribute to the manual, so if you want to improve it, and get credit in the next Koha version you can!

Moreover your contributions will be available right after they have been integrated into the official repository. We regenerate the epub and html versions of the different languages when a new contribution is merged.

PDF version

I managed to generate a PDF version of the manual (I have uploaded the English version as an example)
It is very resource consuming to generate and so it will only be generated once per release.

Screenshots internationalization

An important email has been sent to the mailing list but did not receive many answers.

I have spent time to automatically generate the screenshots of the manual to automatically keep them up-to-date in the different languages.

The task is huge and I will not do it by myself. However I can write some tools to help anybody interested in having these screenshots.

If someone wants to translate screenshots, they should do it in a generic way so all languages can take advantage of it.

The hidden added value of such mechanism is to add a huge test coverage.

Refactoring

I sent a quick reminder about the work I produced to refactor/move our legacy code.

It’s important to understand that I fix the bugs I find, centralize the code and provide test coverage (to make the code more robust).

Most of the time these patches are hard to maintain up-to-date and the work needs to be done several times.

This work is a bit stuck until what I have submitted is pushed. As it is quite easy to write but hard to rebase and maintain and it takes time to pass though the signoff and QA process, I cannot produce much at the same time and have to maintain it for months.

If you want to help our code to be better, take a look at the big graph on bug 15449. Pick the orange ones if you want to sign off or yellow ones for the ones to QA.

Elastic search

(from Nick)

Claire at BibLibre has worked to put together a status document for ES and the work to be done, you can see that here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10VUKvIYZjlbJhE-oCLmInLe601su6vIRBRC_g6oNekE/edit#gid=0

There is some ongoing work on the community and we are happy to answer questions or help more people get involved.

REST API

(from Tomás)

We reached the point in which most of the barebones for implementing the REST api endpoints are done, and so it is time to think what the API should be like for it to be used both by Koha itself, and external consumers.

Mojolicious helpers have been added for different scenarios:
  • Reserved parameters normalization / handling
  • Query and parameters parsing/conversion to DBIC
  • And Koha::Objects searching helper (which is useful as an example even if you are not using it).
An umbrella wiki page was set for adding RFCs on a per-endpoint basis. As a start we needed to make a decision about the currently existing endpoints. To simplify things, it was agreed to keep version 1, basing it on the voted RFCs.
In order to deal with existing endpoints bug 19774 was filed as an umbrella.
Four endpoint implementation specs were voted that time, and work on them has already started (the bug implementing the RFC added on the parenthesis):
The /libraries endpoint wasn’t previously implemented, and Alex Arnaud is working on it. The rest of them involved decisions on the field mappings (i.e. from what we have on the DB and what we want to expose). That said, some fields got added (some of them calculated), some others renamed and deleted too. Please help us move this bugs. There are several bugs for each implementation due to our baby steps approach, and also to preserve attribution from original feature authors.
Some other endpoint RFCs have been added. They should be voted, tough. And volunteers are welcome as usual 😀
If you are interested in discussing the REST api implementation details or if you have ideas/concerns, please feel free to start a new thread in koha-devel, or contact tcohen on IRC.

Technical topics

git-bz – Encrypt your password

Julian wrote a patch to avoid storing unencrypted passwords in the git config. If you are using git-bz you really should read his post to the koha-devel mailing list.

Be compatible with new SQL modes

The default SQL modes for MySQL 5.7 and MariaDB 10.2.4 breaks Koha. Adjusting our code to these modes will help us to find hidden bugs and clean some dirty areas.
A first step would be to make our test suite running successfully with these new modes. Then developers could use them in development environment to catch bugs.
You can find the announcement to the list as well as the corresponding bug report.

Move to gitlab

Few days ago I have announced I wanted to move the side-projects to gitlab into the same group (would be gitlab.com/koha-community).
That way it will be easier to find the official repositories for these projects as well as see who is in charge of them.

Several KohaDevBox enhancements

You should read the “KohaDevBox Updates” part of the last newsletter https://koha-community.org/koha-community-newsletter-january-2018/#devbox there are new exciting stuffs (debugging, selenium integration)
There is also a new ‘updatedatabase’ alias on the vagrant user!

Agenda

If you want to track what’s going on in the Koha community you must add the new Koha agenda to your own! https://koha-community.org/calendar/
It contains the next meetings and we will certainly add the next Koha events. Let us know if you want to add events.

Next meetings

If you want to tell us something, highlight a problem, or start a discussion, it is the place to do it (do not forget to add the topic on the agenda!).

To know the dates of the next meetings, please bookmark this page: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Next_General_IRC_meeting

Koha Community Newsletter: January 2018

Koha Community Newsletter Subscribe
January 2018

Volume 9, Issue 1
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to Submit

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 17.11.02 Released

by Nick Clemens
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.02.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.

This is my second release as the 17.11.x release maintainer.
Thank you very much to everyone who helped along the way, looking forward to many more 🙂

Full release notes

Koha 17.05.05 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.05.08.

Koha 17.05.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 4 enhancements, 30 bugfixes.

Have a look at release post :

Koha 17.05.08 release

Koha 16.11.15 Released

by Chris Cormack
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.15.

Koha 16.11.15 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 7 security fixes, 3 bugfixes.

The full release notes are available at

Koha 16.11.15 released

KohaDevBox Updates: Try Elasticsearch Now!

by Tomas Cohen Arazi
KohaDevbox recently received attention and got some nice improvements. Remember you can propose your improvements in the project’s Github page (link https://github.com/digibib/kohadevbox) and we accept pull requests 😉

Remote debugging capabilities

For those familiar to Perl development, having the ability to use a remote debugger is key for productivity when debugging non-trivial problems.

Koha itself got patched so the ‘koha-plack’ command accepts remote debugger configuration parameters [1]. KohaDevBox now makes use of this addition and includes two helpful aliases:

start_plack_debug: will start a remote debugging session.
prove_debug: will run the prove command (for running tests) with all the remote debugging configuration.

Both commands require that you tweak your ‘vars/user.yml’ file:

  remote_debugger: true
  ...
  remote_debugger_location: "localhost:9000"

  remote_debugger_key: "''"

If you are using VDebug inside KohaDevBox, the setting ‘remote_debugger’ to ‘true’ should be enough to have things done. If you are doing it in your host machine (I use Komodo IDE in the host operating system) you need to use:

  remote_debugger_location: "192.168.50.1:9000"

For instructions, look at KohaDevBox’s README.md (link https://github.com/digibib/kohadevbox#running-the-remote-debugger-with-plack)

Instructions for running prove using the remote debugger can be found here (link https://github.com/digibib/kohadevbox#run-tests).

[1] https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=18964

Selenium integration

Progress has been made for using Selenium on the test suite, to automate functional testing (Joubu++).

In order to use Selenium inside KohaDevBox, new configuration entries have been added:

  selenium: false
  selenuium_url: ...

Set ‘selenium’ to ‘true’ to get the provisioning script install all that’s needed. ‘selenium_url’ is there just in case you want to test different Selenium versions.

Once you have selenium provisioned, you can start it using a convenient alias we now have:

  start_selenium

I recomment running Selenium on a separate terminal because it is not backgrounded by default. You can use ‘byobu’ (which is shipped in KohaDevBox) or ‘tmux’ to get multiple tabs in a terminal.

There’s a lot of work from Alex Buckely (thanks!) to have broader test coverage with Seleium (find it in Bugzilla!). Now that it is really easy to get Selenium running in KohaDevbox, do not hesitate and go test Alex’s patches!

OPAC development easier

As you might know, the OPAC style is handled using LESS. KohaDevBox ships with less from the beggining, but now we introduced a new alias for recreating the ‘opac.css’ file from the ‘opac.less’ file:

  $ less-opac
KohaDevBox requirements updates

The required Ansible version has been shifted to 2.0+. This update to the README.md file has been missing for a while. I recommend the use of the official Ansible (stable) PPA if you are using a Debian-based host operating system, and homebrew on macOS to have Ansible always up to date.

Ubuntu/Debian
  $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ansible/ansible
  $ sudo apt update
  $ sudo apt install ansible
macOS
  $ brew update
  $ brew install ansible

New Te Reo translation in Koha 17.11

by Bonnie Crawford
The Catalyst Koha team are very excited to announce that in late 2017, we sponsored the update the Te Reo Māori translation for Koha in Koha 17.11 by a registered translator.
You can see the translation in action at: https://demo.mykoha.co.nz/ and it can be downloaded for use at http://translate.koha-community.org/mi/17.11/.
Note that bibliographic records will appear in the language that they were catalogued.

Feel free to contact the Catalyst team if you have any queries on this.

Ngā manaakitanga,

Bonnie Crawford
Koha Team Coordinator
Catalyst

Community

How To

Vimal Kumar shows you how to how to send Koha usage statistics to Hea.

Jessie Zairo created the following tutorials for you:

Discover the following topics with Kelly McElligott:

Support Provider News

Upcoming Events

NZ Koha User Group Day – 22 March

by Kathryn Tyree
Kia ora! Ngā mihi o te tau hau!
Hello! Happy New Year!

* * * * *

We invite you to save the date for the New Zealand Koha User Group Day
2018

Thursday 22 March, 10am – 4pm
Kindly hosted by Whanganui District Libraries

All libraries currently using Koha, Koha enthusiasts, and the Koha-
curious are welcomed!

Please contact Sonny Tamihana to propose any topics, or to volunteer to
present: sonny@whanganuilibrary.com

We will be back in touch soon with more information.

We look forward to seeing those of you who can come!

Best wishes,
Whanganui Libraries and the Catalyst Koha team.

* * * * *

From Koha email list

Hackfest in Marseille

When:
12-16 March 2018
Where:
At BibLibre , 108 Rue Breteuil, 13006 Marseille
Who:
developers, administrators, librarians, Koha users …
Prerequisites:
know Koha, at least know some modules
Participation:
free, but a minimum of 2 to 3 days of participation is recommended, especially for beginners
Food:
lunch is provided on site (financial participation to be defined, between 15 and 20 € per meal). There is always coffee, tea, and everyone can bring delicacies to enjoy or to discover. Free meals in the evening but one or more appointment points are always available
Other:
English is a ++ to interact with everyone and participate in mini-conferences but not required
Hashtag:
#hfk18 to communicate on social networks
Registration:
open with BibLibre, by sending an email to Paul Poulain
Contact infos:
associationkohala@gmail.com

2018 Central Texas Koha Summit

Central Texas Koha Summit Event Date:
May 23, 2018
Event Time:
9:00am – 4:00pm
Event Location:
Round Rock Public Library
Event Address:
216 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
Registration:
Please fill out the form here

Central Texas Koha Summit

The 2018 Summit will take place at the Round Rock Public Library in Round Rock, Texas on Wednesday May 23, 2018. Interested in learning more about Koha and what it can do for your library? Then join ByWater Solutions, Round Rock Public Library and other Koha Community Members for a conversation about Koha and how it can benefit your library. The 2018 Central Texas Koha Summit will take place at the Round Rock Public Library 216 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Topics will include advantages of Koha, customer and staff functionality, technical attributes, collection development and lending services. We will also discuss the Koha community and how collaborative developments work.

General IRC meeting 7 February

The February general IRC meeting will be held on the 7th at 20:00 UTC.

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

Development IRC meeting 14 February

The February Development IRC meeting will be held on the 14th at 13:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

January Documentation IRC meeting

The January Documentation IRC meeting was held on the 17th at 03:00 UTC.

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

January General IRC Meeting

The January general IRC meeting was held on the 10th at 14:00 UTC.

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

January 10th Development IRC Meeting

The January 10th development IRC meeting was held at 14:00 UTC.

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

January 24th Development IRC Meeting

The January 24th development IRC meeting was held at 20:00 UTC.

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

Koha 17.05.08 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.08.

Koha 17.05.08 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.05.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 30 bugfixes and 4 enhancements.

Enhancements

Circulation

Architecture, internals, plumbing

  • [19830] Add the Koha::Patron->old_checkout method

OPAC

  • [19573] Link to make a new list in masthead in OPAC only appears / works if no other list already exists
  • [19338] Dates sorting incorrectly in opac-account.tt

Bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [19694] Edited shipping cost in invoice doesn’t save
  • [19813] MarcItemFieldsToOrder cannot handle a tag not existing
  • [18183] jQuery append error related to script tags in cloneItemBlock

Architecture, internals, plumbing

  • [18923] Resolve a warn in Biblio::GetCOinSBiblio
  • [19599] anonymise_issue_history can be very slow on large systems
  • [19756] Encoding issues when update DB is run from the interface
  • [19760] Die instead of warn if koha-conf is not accessible

Cataloging

  • [20063] $9 is lost when cataloguing authority records

Circulation

  • [19444] Automatic renewal script should not auto-renew if a patron’s record has expired

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [19514] No Password restrictions in onboarding tool patron creation

MARC Authority data support

  • [18458] Merging authority record incorrectly orders subfields

Patrons

  • [19510] edi_manage permission has no description
  • [19621] Routing lists tab not present when viewing ‘Holds history’ tab for a patron

Reports

  • [19669] Remove deprecated checkouts by patron category report

OPAC

  • [19450] OverDrive integration failing on missing method
  • [19496] Patron notes about item does not get emailed as indicated
  • [19702] Basket not displaying correctly on home page
  • [19913] Embedded HTML5 videos are broken

Searching

  • [19807] IntranetCatalogSearchPulldown doesn’t honor IntranetNumbersPreferPhrase

Staff client

  • [19857] Optionally hide SMS provider field in patron modification screen

System Administration

  • [19788] Case sensitivity is not preserved when creating local system preferences

Templates

  • [19918] span tag not closed in opac-registration-confirmation.tt

Test Suite

  • [17770] t/db_dependent/Sitemapper.t fails when date changes during test run
  • [19602] Add usage statistics link to administration sidebar menu
  • [19867] HouseboundRoles.t is failing randomly

Tools

  • [18201] Export data -Fix “Remove non-local items” option and add “Removes non-local records” option for existing functionality

Web services

  • [19725] OAI-PMH ListRecords and ListIdentifiers should use biblio_metadata.timestamp

Security bugs fixed

  • [19847] tracklinks.pl accepts any url from a parameter for proxying
  • [19881] authorities-list.pl can be executed by anybody
  • [19738] XSS in serials module

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 (100%)
  • Basque (79%)
  • Chinese (China) (83%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (94%)
  • Danish (69%)
  • English (New Zealand) (91%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (96%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (99%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (79%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  • Occitan (76%)
  • Persian (57%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84%)
  • Slovak (90%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (96%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (71%)

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 17.05.08 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.05.08:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.05.08.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • David Bourgault (2)
  • Alex Buckley (1)
  • Nick Clemens (3)
  • Frédéric Demians (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (4)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Srdjan Jankovic (1)
  • Janusz Kaczmarek (1)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Julian Maurice (4)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (4)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)
  • Koha translators (1)
  • Chris Weeks (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.05.08

  • (0)
  • ACPL (3)
  • BibLibre (9)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (16)
  • ByWater-Solutions (5)
  • Catalyst (4)
  • jns.fi (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (4)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • Tamil (1)
  • unidentified (6)

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

  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Claire Gravely (3)
  • David Bourgault (2)
  • Dilan Johnpullé (3)
  • Fridolin Somers (47)
  • George Williams (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (42)
  • Jon Knight (6)
  • Josef Moravec (9)
  • Julian Maurice (5)
  • Katrin Fischer (10)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Marci Chen (1)
  • Nick Clemens (47)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Scott Kehoe (2)
  • Simon Pouchol (3)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (18)
  • Your Full Name (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (8)

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 17.05.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 24 janv. 2018 09:27:32.

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