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Koha Community Newsletter: August 2014

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:12
Koha Community Newsletter
August 2014

Volume 5, Issue 8
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.16.3 Released

by Galen Charlton
The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.3 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.3 is a bugfix release and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.3 will be available shortly.

Koha 3.14.10 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.10.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from
http://download.koha-community.org.

Have a look at the release post.

Community

The First North American Koha Users Group Meeting

by Nancy Keener
The first North American Koha Users Group meeting was held August 6th – 8th at the beautiful North Central Regional Library in Wenatchee Washington. There were around 40 participants, which included libraries large and small, and ByWater Solutions staff.

We immediately got down to planning our three days. After discussing what we might expect in upcoming releases, and giving our opinions on Koha speed, acquisitions, Bootstrap and more, we finally decided we needed to get down to stating the reason we needed a North American Koha User’s group. It was clear that pooling our resources would be a great help to everyone. The developments have been coming at fast and furious pace, keeping developers very busy. The needs of the entire Koha community must be considered when asking for a new development. The group decided to create a wiki where we could post our desires for developments and then we could pool our money to do something useful for all. The site is http://koha-na.org , and it’s just getting going. We also discussed how we could be more active in the community. Attending the monthly IRC meetings, having monthly meetings of our own would certainly be a good start. A suggestion to have a mentor program for new libraries got a lot of agreement. We can also share what is going on with our library administrators and staff. Pass around the link to the monthly Koha newsletter and the upgrade release notes. There was also a request to have a more formal meeting agenda for the next conference, and planning for that has already begun with a newly formed planning committee. We also saw the advantage in pursuing a non-profit status for our group. This would help us to obtain government grants to improve the overall structure of Koha by removing old code. Overall, the group was very excited by the possibilities. Next year we all hope to see more North American libraries and vendors.

For complete notes on the conference taken by Heather Braum of NEKLS, click here. http://koha-na.org/index.php/Future_of_NA_Koha_Users_Group_discussion

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Alan Stolfus from the Rolling Hills Consolidated Library shares how they are using Koha and Linux on their bookmobile.

Kyle Hall released version 14.08 ( Bender ), of Libki, the Open Source kiosk management system.

How to

Nicole Engard shows you how to add reports to the Koha Wiki.

Support Provider News

ByWater Solutions issues $1,500 EveryLibrary Challenge.

Perspectives From the 2014 NAKUG

The following articles are from ByWater Solutions staff who attended the 2014 North American Users Group.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon 2014

KohaCon 2014 will be held in Córdoba, Argentina, October 2014.

For schedule and registration details see the
KohaCon page.

Past Events

North American Koha Users Group

The North American Koha Users Group was held in Wenatchee, WA, August 6th – 9th 2014. Please see the articles from attendees in the community and support provider news sections above for more information on this conference.

Lyon 3 University Libraries Present Poster at Congress of IFLA

by Sonia Bouis
The Lyon 3 university Libraries have presented a poster at the congress of IFLA* last week.
This poster presents the role of the librarians in the integration process of new developments, by testing and signing patches during testing parties. And it shows the collaboration between developers and librarians in this process.
During the poster session, we had some visitors just passing through and curious to know more about the subject, and we also met some others really interested because they were going to use koha or just were wondering about changing their system. (and some others were just disappointed because they don’t have Koha in their Library…)
But all of them found this collaboration really exciting and were happy to know that there’s a big dynamic community for the improvement of Koha.

* IFLA : International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Lyon 3 Poster Submission below:

* IFLA : International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Anact Open Source Solutions Holds Workshop in Vanuatu

On July 28th Clint Deckard from Anact Open Source Solutions (NZ) held a two day Koha workshop hosted by the Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
It was attended by local school librarians, tertiary librarians and technicians.

Full story here
http://www.anact.co.nz/an-adventure-in-vanuatu

September Development IRC Meeting

The September Development IRC meeting was held on September 2nd 15 UTC and September 2nd at 22 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

August General IRC Meeting

The August general IRC meeting was held on August 13th at 22 UTC and August 14th at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

August Development IRC Meeting

The August development IRC meeting was held on August 5th at 15 UTC and 22 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

Koha 3.14.10 released

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:50

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.10.
This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
Please read more for the full release notes :

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.10

03 sept. 2014

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 http://koha-community.org and Koha 3.14.10 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.10.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation or in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.14.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 16 enhancement and 48 bugfixes.

Enhancements in Koha 3.14.10 Acquisitions
  • Display accountnumber in PDF (bug #7267)
  • The ordered and spent page display the itemtype code (bug #10090)
  • After a transfer, allow to search on the original order line (bug #11552)
  • Add German PDF template for orders in acquisitions (bug #11828)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Add C4::Context->IsSuperLibrarian() (bug #10277)
  • Basketgroup js functions should in a separated js file (bug #10533)
  • Remove use of smartmatch from DateUtils (bug #11468)
  • GetMemberDetails is unnecessarily called in CanBookBeRenewed (bug #11960)
Command-line Utilities
  • Add option to purge z39.50 search records from import table to cleanup_database.pl (bug #11484)
I18N/L10N
  • Localization for Perl scripts and modules (bug #8044)
Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
  • Add some authorized values in french installer (bug #10138)
OPAC
  • Display a patron message on the summary page (bug #12052)
Searching
  • Add/ change some zebra indexes (MARC21) (GRS1+DOM) (bug #9972)
  • Increase title ranking in relevance when using QueryWeightFields (bug #11069)
SIP2
  • Add a script to test SIP from the command line (bug #9288)
Tools
  • Ability to globally remove authorities with no bibliographic record linked. (bug #11441)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.10 Acquisitions
  • Tax rate changes on edit (major – 11680)
  • Notes entered when receiving are not saved (major – 11699)
Authentication
  • CAS authentication fails with URL parameters (critical – 11219)
Hold requests
  • Holds queue is still making transfer requests that contradict the branch holds policy (major – 11258)
  • Hold priorities not re-calculated when hold is confirmed on checkin. (major – 11947)
Lists
  • Problems with translated list email sent (major – 11248)
Serials
  • Followup for Bug 7688 – FIX GetNextDate in serialsUpdate.pl (major – 11995)
  • Next issues for irregular pattern not correctly predicted (major – 12003)
  • Superserials permission appears to be broken (major – 12080)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.10 About
  • Bug for tracking changes to the about page(trivial- 7143)
Acquisitions
  • Supplier list counts all items, even canceled ones(normal- 11243)
  • Ordering from suggestions: fund (budget id) is not retained; price calculations not working(normal- 11914)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Two routines are useless in Koha::DateUtils(normal- 11148)
  • Xt/tt_valid.t can miss an invalid construct(minor- 12076)
  • IsSuperLibrarian generates warnings(trivial- 11587)
Authentication
  • Inaccurate checks for borrower flags == 1(normal- 7002)
Cataloging
  • Remove spaces in empty indicators after linking an authority to a biblio record.(minor- 11955)
Circulation
  • Notes should be reservenotes in pendingreserves.pl and reserveratios.pl(minor- 11231)
Hold requests
  • CheckReserves() and _Findgroupreserve do not return reserve_id(normal- 12079)
I18N/L10N
  • Can’t choose languages if all choices are sublanguages(normal- 5052)
  • Untranslatable strings in calendar(normal- 12056)
  • Tmpl_process3.pl does not delete temp files(normal- 12081)
  • Untranslatable pull-down in auth_subfields_structure.pl(minor- 11508)
MARC Authority data support
  • Auth_finder.pl: Odd number of elements in anonymous hash(minor- 11797)
MARC Bibliographic data support
  • GetMarcISBN wrongly prepends a space to ISBNs(minor- 11912)
Notices
  • Branch specific DUEDGST notice is not used(normal- 8258)
  • Make table headings translatable(normal- 9216)
OPAC
  • Don’t show list permissions when adding public lists/sharing lists is not allowed(normal- 10865)
  • OPAC search results in 404 error when the only search result is supressed(normal- 11489)
  • OPAC search suggestions template error(normal- 11951)
  • OverDrive search results page doesn’t show cart, lists, or login links(normal- 12058)
  • In OPAC, the serials details display the wrong periodicity(minor- 11752)
  • OPAC detail page printing show links URL(minor- 12073)
Patrons
  • Fix wrong attribute type cloning(normal- 11184)
  • If you access members/mod_debarment.pl when logged out you are redirected to OPAC login(normal- 12069)
Searching
  • Error when search and sort not on relevance(minor- 9578)
Serials
  • Serials editor improperly hides fields(minor- 11416)
  • Doesn’t display other libraries subscriptions when superlibrarian user(minor- 12048)
  • User can edit some subcriptions he should be prevented to(minor- 12098)
SIP2
  • Make SIP2 message encoding configurable via SIPconfig.xml(normal- 9865)
Staff Client
  • JQueryUI upgrade broke keyboard shortcuts(normal- 12075)
  • Javascript broken for a search with double quotes(minor- 12071)
  • Rename type to material type(trivial- 9075)
Templates
  • Use new DataTables include in circ templates(normal- 11711)
  • Use new DataTables include in batch modification templates(normal- 11734)
  • Inconsistent HTML in MARC Details(normal- 11885)
  • Detail.tt displays duplicated enumchron values for serial items(minor- 10825)
Tools
  • Breeding search must normalize ISBN(normal- 11254)
New system preferences in Koha 3.14.10
  • OPACMySummaryNote
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 http://koha-community.org/documentation

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14.10/en/

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary

Translations

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

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (80%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Chinese (China) (96%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (88%)
  • English (New Zealand) (82%)
  • French (97%)
  • French (Canada) (87%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (51%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (70%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (61%)
  • Polish (63%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (88%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (89%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (88%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha

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

The most up-to-date translations can be found at http://translate.koha-community.org

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.10 is

Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>

Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
Installation Documentation Managers:

  • Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>
  • Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>

Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>

QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>
QA Team:

  • Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
  • Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>
  • Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>
  • Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
  • Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
  • Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
  • Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>

Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>

Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy <nguyenquocuy_1102@yahoo.com>
VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>

Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com>

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.10:

  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.10.

  • 3 Jacek Ablewicz
  • 3 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 1 Blou
  • 1 Colin Campbell
  • 1 Frédérick Capovilla
  • 21 Galen Charlton
  • 1 Chris Cormack
  • 3 Frédéric Demians
  • 28 Jonathan Druart
  • 7 Katrin Fischer
  • 12 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Mason James
  • 1 Srdjan Jankovic
  • 1 Pasi Kallinen
  • 4 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 9 Owen Leonard
  • 4 Julian Maurice
  • 1 Francesca Moore
  • 3 Marcel de Rooy
  • 4 Fridolyn SOMERS
  • 1 Mathieu Saby
  • 1 Adrien Saurat
  • 1 Robin Sheat
  • 1 Juan Sieira
  • 3 Fridolin Somers
  • 1 Mirko Tietgen
  • 4 Mark Tompsett

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.10

  • 9 ACPL
  • 7 BSZ BW
  • 40 BibLibre
  • 12 ByWater-Solutions
  • 3 Catalyst
  • 21 Equinox
  • 1 KohaAloha
  • 1 Libeo
  • 1 PTFS-Europe
  • 3 Rijksmuseum
  • 3 Tamil
  • 1 Université Rennes 2
  • 1 Xercode
  • 1 abunchofthings.net
  • 3 biblos.pk.edu.pl
  • 1 inlibro.com
  • 1 pttk.fi
  • 12 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.10.

  • 1 Koha team AMU
  • 1 Petter Goksoyr Asen
  • 1 Christopher Brannon
  • 4 Broust
  • 125 Galen Charlton
  • 12 Chris Cormack
  • 33 Jonathan Druart
  • 1 Nicole C. Engard
  • 56 Katrin Fischer
  • 1 Brendan Gallagher
  • 23 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Mason James
  • 1 Pasi Kallinen
  • 10 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 4 Nicolas Legrand
  • 4 Owen Leonard
  • 1 Jesse Maseto
  • 1 Matthias Meusburger
  • 2 Michot
  • 1 Liz Rea
  • 1 Martin Renvoize
  • 15 Marcel de Rooy
  • 1 Joel Sasse
  • 2 A. Sassmannshausen
  • 1 Adrien Saurat
  • 1 Kim Schwant
  • 118 Fridolin Somers
  • 15 Mark Tompsett
  • 8 Marc Véron
  • 1 Jesse Weaver
  • 1 sonia bouis

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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x.

The last Koha release was 3.14.09, which was released on Jully 25, 2014.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org

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

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 03 sept. 2014 15:18:47 Z #####

Koha 3.16.3 released

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:22

The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.3 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.3 is a bugfix release that also includes a major enhancement to the circulation pages, and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.3 will be available shortly.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.3 26 Aug 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.16.3 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.03.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.16.3 is a bugfix/maintenance release that also includes a major enhancement to the circulation pages. It includes 1 enhancement and 10 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.16.3 ====================== Circulation ---------- 11703 Convert checkouts table to Ajax datatable. This means that when bringing up the patron details page or the checkout page, the patron's lists of current loans and holds are fetched separately, reducing the delay for displaying the page if the patron has a large number of transactions. Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.3 ====================== Circulation ---------- 12596 critical Backdating returns with SpecifiyReturnDate no long causes fines for items that are not overdue. Other bugs fixed in 3.16.3 ====================== Cataloging ---------- 10648 minor Merging of MARC records fixed to ensure that the field with the highest tag number can always be added. Circulation ---------- 12662 normal Ajax-based checkout now works when the InProcessingToShelvingCart and/or ReturnToShelvingCart system preferences are enabled. OPAC ---------- 12668 minor Remove stray dollar sign displayed in the patron fine balance when (attemping) to place a hold via the public catalog. Patrons ---------- 7237 normal Home library now carried over when duplicating a patron record. 7462 normal Do not show patron account flags and patron restrictions when duplicating a patron. Reports ---------- 12622 normal Fixed error that occurred when exporting a report in ODS format when the report happened to have zero results. System Administration ---------- 8539 normal Corrected permission for accessing the Library transfer limits page. Test Suite ---------- 12406 normal reverted this patch, which was applied to 3.16.x in error. Tools ---------- 12660 minor Fix mispelling of "accomodation" in comments 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.16/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (77%) * Armenian (100%) * Chinese (China) (92%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (86%) * English (New Zealand) (81%) * French (95%) * French (Canada) (84%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (100%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (68%) * Norwegian Bokmål (65%) * Polish (79%) * Portuguese (100%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (89%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (87%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (85%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.16.2 is Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Galen Charlton Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Julian Maurice Paul Poulain Martin Renvoize Module Maintainers: Jared Camins-Esakov Chris Cormack Galen Charlton Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Chris Nighswonger Fridolin Somers Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Alex Sassmannshausen Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Database Documentation Manager: Zeno Tajoli Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.3: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.3. * 1 Jacek Ablewicz * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 2 Galen Charlton * 2 Jonathan Druart * 1 Katrin Fischer * 3 Kyle M Hall * 1 Olli-Antti Kivilahti * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Brian Norris * 1 Fridolyn SOMERS We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.3 * 2 ACPL * 1 BSZ BW * 3 BibLibre * 3 ByWater-Solutions * 1 Catalyst * 2 Equinox * 1 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 1 jns.fi * 1 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.3. * 13 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 9 Christopher Brannon * 15 Galen Charlton * 2 Nick Clemens * 2 Chris Cormack * 2 Britta Cramer * 10 Jonathan Druart * 9 Katrin Fischer * 4 Kyle M Hall * 1 Robert Higgins * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Dobrica Pavlinusic * 2 Marc Véron 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.16.x. The last Koha release was 3.8.21, which was released on January 2, 2014. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work

Koha Community Newsletter: July 2014

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:44
Koha Community Newsletter
July 2014

Volume 5, Issue 7
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.16.2 Released

by Galen Charlton
The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.2 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.2 is a bugfix release and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.2 will be available shortly.

Koha 3.14.9 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.14.9.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.

As always, you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Koha 3.12.14 Released

by Kyle Hall

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.12.14.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.

As always, you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Koha in Thailand!

In celebration of 80 years of Thammasat University on June 27, 2014, Thammasat University Libraries formally announce the switch of their ILS software from a proprietary system to the Koha open source library system. Thammasat University Libraries are one of the largest university libraries in Thailand, with 11 branches in 4 campuses, 420,000+ bib records, 1.2+ millions items, 42,000+ active patrons and 50,000+ items on loan. The successful migration to Koha is a collaboration between Thammasat University Libraries (self-preparation and self-training), Thammasat University’s Faculty of Engineering (hosting infrastructure), Punsarn Asia Co., Ltd. (setup and customization) and Wiserf Technologies Co., Ltd. (data migration).

Submitted by Pongtawat Chippimolchai

Koha in China and Vietnam!

Community Gossip

Paul Landers of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Preston Smith Library, outlines their experiment with Electronic library cards in Koha.

Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Social Sciences and Humanities ( Vietnam ) is using Koha for their student training courses. Koha Vietnam provided implementation and training services to the faculty.

Koha Vietnam has contributed a Vietnamese translation for Koha 3.12.

How to

Vimal Kumar shows you how to import patrons from a spreadsheet.

Nicole Engard shows you how to replace tables with columns in Koha’s Bootstrap Theme.

In his Did you know blog series this month, Pierre Vandekerckhove explains how you can limit the actions of a borrower who has too many fines.

Support Provider News

Carmen Hernandez joins ByWater Solutions as Koha ILS Trainer. Read the announcement.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon 2014

KohaCon 2014 will be held in Córdoba, Argentina, October 2014.

For schedule and registration details see the
KohaCon page.

North American Koha Users Group

The North American Koha Users Group will be held in Wenatchee, WA, August 2014.

For the schedule and other info see the
North American Koha Users Group page.

Topics to be covered in round table discussions and presentations:

  • Custom SQL reports
  • Testing bugs
  • Workflow with git
  • Upcoming features – demos
  • Future of Koha – elasticsearch, plack …other improvements.
  • Overview of Bootstrap in OPAC

August General IRC Meeting

The August general IRC meeting will be held on August 13th 22 UTC and August 14th at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

Past Events

July General IRC Meeting

The July general IRC meeting was held on July 9th at 22 UTC and July 10th at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

2nd July Development IRC Meeting

The 2nd July development IRC meeting was held on July 23rd at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here.

Koha 3.12.14 released

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:28

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.12.13.
This is a maintenance release and contains several bugfixes. Please read more for the full release notes :

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.12.14 25 Jul 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.12.14 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.12.14.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.12.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 4 bugfixes. Critical bugs fixed in 3.12.14 ====================== Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 11715 major Z39.50 search page does not check authorization Other bugs fixed in 3.12.14 ====================== I18N/L10N ---------- 12034 normal MSG_REMOVE_FROM_LIST different wording between OPAC and staff client 10818 trivial System preference OAI-PMH:ConfFile isn't translatable Tools ---------- 12458 minor Holidays calendar has wrong colors for weekly and yearly repeatable 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.12/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (88%) * Armenian (100%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (99%) * English (New Zealand) (91%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (97%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Greek (54%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (77%) * Norwegian Bokmål (63%) * Polish (99%) * Portuguese (100%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%) * Slovak (99%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (96%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (99%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.12.14 is Release Manager: Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins@cpbibliography.com> Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com> Installation Documentation Manager: Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com> Translation Manager: Ruth Bavousett <druthb@bywatersolutions.com> QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de> QA Team: Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>, Elliott Davis <elliott@bywatersolutions.com>, Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>, Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com> Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com> Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>, Chris Hall Mirko Tietgen Marc Veron Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz> Live CD Manager: Vimal Kumar V. Release Maintainer (3.6.x): Liz Rea <lrea@catalyst.net.nz> Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz> Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz> Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.12.14: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.14. * 1 Galen Charlton * 2 Chris Cormack * 1 Jonathan Druart * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Owen Leonard * 1 Fridolin Somers We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.14 * 1 ACPL * 2 BibLibre * 2 Catalyst * 1 Equinox * 1 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.12.14. * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 5 Galen Charlton * 5 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole C. Engard * 6 Katrin Fischer * 5 Kyle M Hall * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Fridolin Somers * 1 Mark Tompsett 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is (no branch). The last Koha release was 3.14.0, which was released on November 21, 2013. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work)

Koha 3.14.9 released

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:53

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.9.
This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
Please read more for the full release notes :

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.9

25 juil. 2014

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 http://koha-community.org and Koha 3.14.9 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.09.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation or in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.14.9 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 4 enhancement and 12 bugfixes.

Enhancements in Koha 3.14.9 I18N/L10N
  • I18n toolchain misses one instance of text “Select titles to: ” in bootstrap (bug #11495)
OPAC
  • Make the NoLoginInstructions a customizable field through preferences (bug #10951)
  • Improve RDFa schema.org mappings in prog and bootstrap (bug #11786)
Patrons
  • Restructure patron lists add form for improved usability (bug #11671)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.9 Acquisitions
  • Accepting a suggestion hides ‘pending’ tab (major – 4068)
Cataloging
  • Javascript error when merging authorities (critical – 12295)
OPAC
  • OverDrive API now prepends http:// to URLs (major – 11978)
Patrons
  • Members are restricted even if the debarment is ended – moremember.pl (major – 12292)
Serials
  • Working with serials now requires admin (parameters) permission (major – 11226)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.9 Acquisitions
  • Bad encoding in acquisition basket (minor- 12438)
I18N/L10N
  • MSG_REMOVE_FROM_LIST different wording between OPAC and staff client (normal- 12034)
  • System preference OAI-PMH:ConfFile isn’t translatable (trivial- 10818)
Patrons
  • Tiny code cleanup in members (trivial- 11855)
Staff Client
  • Indentation issues allow markup errors in header.inc (normal- 12060)
Templates
  • Use new DataTables include in batch patron modification template (normal- 11738)
Tools
  • Holidays calendar has wrong colors for weekly and yearly repeatable (minor- 12458)
New system preferences in Koha 3.14.9
  • NoLoginInstructions
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 http://koha-community.org/documentation

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14.9/en/

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary

Translations

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

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (81%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Chinese (China) (97%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (89%)
  • English (New Zealand) (83%)
  • French (98%)
  • French (Canada) (88%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (52%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (71%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (62%)
  • Polish (63%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (89%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (90%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (89%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha

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

The most up-to-date translations can be found at http://translate.koha-community.org

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.9 is

Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>

Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
Installation Documentation Managers:

  • Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>
  • Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>

Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>

QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>
QA Team:

  • Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
  • Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>
  • Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>
  • Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
  • Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
  • Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
  • Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>

Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>

Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy <nguyenquocuy_1102@yahoo.com>
VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>

Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers.biblibre.com>

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.9:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.9.

  • 4 Galen Charlton
  • 4 Jonathan Druart
  • 1 Katrin Fischer
  • 2 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 3 Owen Leonard
  • 1 Marcel de Rooy
  • 1 Dan Scott
  • 4 Fridolin Somers
  • 1 Mark Tompsett
  • 1 Jesse Weaver
  • 2 blou

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.9

  • 3 ACPL
  • 1 BSZ BW
  • 8 BibLibre
  • 2 ByWater-Solutions
  • 4 Equinox
  • 1 Rijksmuseum
  • 1 coffeecode.net
  • 2 inlibro.com
  • 3 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.9.

  • 4 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 19 Galen Charlton
  • 1 Chris Cormack
  • 7 Jonathan Druart
  • 1 Nicole C. Engard
  • 8 Katrin Fischer
  • 2 Kyle M Hall
  • 4 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 4 Owen Leonard
  • 1 Martin Renvoize
  • 1 Marcel de Rooy
  • 1 Paola Rossi
  • 1 Dan Scott
  • 21 Fridolin Somers
  • 3 Mark Tompsett
  • 2 Marc Véron

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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org

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

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 25 juil. 2014 12:17:32 Z #####

Koha 3.16.2 released

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:17

The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.2 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.2 is a bugfix release, and can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org. Debian packages of Koha 3.16.2 will be available shortly.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.2 23 Jul 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.16.2 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.02.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.16.2 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 18 bugfixes. Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.2 ====================== Serials ---------- 11226 major Working with serials no longer requires admin (parameters) permission Other bugs fixed in 3.16.2 ====================== About ---------- 7143 trivial Updated list of developers. Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 10652 normal Ajaxfileupload.js no longer fails under IE9 for local image upload. 12456 normal Removed disused Perl module C4::Maintenance. Cataloging ---------- 11030 normal Add 359, 947 and 969 fields in French unimarc_complete framework. 11021 minor Delete useless 9XX field in French unimarc_complet default framework. Circulation ---------- 9245 normal Fix display of the fines tab in the patron fines interface. Installation and upgrade (command-line installer) ---------- 12361 minor Fix default value for opaccolorstylesheet syspref. OPAC ---------- 12220 normal Fix bug that prevented the Bootstrap OPAC from being responsive on certain devices. 12464 normal Fix formatting of the 505 field in the Bootstrap OPAC. 12511 normal Access Novelist Select using HTTPS in the Bootstrap OPAC. Patrons ---------- 11857 normal Display the number of patrons in a patron list correctly. 12304 normal Creating a user via LDAP will now populate message preferences based on the patron category defaults. System Administration ---------- 12451 minor Circulation rules can now edited if item type description contains a space character. Test Suite ---------- 12409 normal The test t/db_dependent/Record.t no longer fails with Perl 5.18.2. 12417 normal Add unit tests for Koha::Borrower::Files. 12455 normal Add unit tests for C4::SMS. 12470 normal Add more unit tests for C4::Circulations. 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.16/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (77%) * Armenian (97%) * Chinese (China) (92%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (86%) * English (New Zealand) (81%) * French (95%) * French (Canada) (84%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (100%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (68%) * Norwegian Bokmål (65%) * Polish (75%) * Portuguese (99%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (89%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (87%) * Turkish (100%) * Vietnamese (85%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.16.2 is Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel QA Manager: Katrin Fischer QA Team: Galen Charlton Chris Cormack Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Julian Maurice Paul Poulain Martin Renvoize Module Maintainers: Jared Camins-Esakov Chris Cormack Galen Charlton Marcel de Rooy , Jonathan Druart , Brendan Gallagher Kyle Hall Chris Nighswonger Fridolin Somers Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger Alex Sassmannshausen Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat Database Documentation Manager: Zeno Tajoli Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.2: We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.2. * 2 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Gaetan Boisson * 1 David Cook * 1 Chris Cormack * 2 Jonathan Druart * 4 Yohann Dufour * 1 Katrin Fischer * 1 Kyle M Hall * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Martin Renvoize * 2 Mathieu Saby * 1 Viktor Sarge * 3 Fridolin Somers We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.2 * 2 ACPL * 1 BSZ BW * 6 BibLibre * 1 ByWater-Solutions * 1 Catalyst * 1 PTFS-Europe * 1 Prosentient Systems * 2 Université Rennes 2 * 1 regionhalland.se * 7 unidentified We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.2. * 22 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 3 Gaetan Boisson * 22 Galen Charlton * 1 David Cook * 3 Chris Cormack * 4 Jonathan Druart * 1 Nicole C. Engard * 10 Katrin Fischer * 5 Kyle M Hall * 1 Ulrich Kleiber * 8 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Marc Véron 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.16.x. The last Koha release was 3.8.21, which was released on January 2, 2014. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work)

Koha Community Newsletter: June 2014

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:48
Koha Community Newsletter
June 2014

Volume 5, Issue 6
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.16.1 Released

by Galen Charlton
The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.1 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.1 is a bugfix release. Due to some of the critical bugs that are fixed in this release, users of Koha 3.16.0 are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.

Koha 3.16.1 can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org, and Debian packages of Koha 3.16.1 will be available shortly.

Koha 3.14.7 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.14.8.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Koha 3.12.13 Released

by Kyle Hall

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.12.13.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Patches

This section highlights upcoming features as well as bugs needing attention.

Bug 11577: Automatic renewal feature

Submitted by Holger Meissner:

The feature enables staff to schedule automatic renewals in two different ways. They may use a checkbox on the checkout page to automatically renew any particular issue. Alternatively automatic renewal can be based on circulation policy. Those issues scheduled for automatic renewal are blocked for manual renewal. Instead they will be renewed by a cronjob, until no more renewals are allowed or a hold is placed.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Joann Ransom posted an update on the NZ Koha Trademark.

The Loyola Library from Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana in Mexico upgraded from Koha 3.4 to 3.14 and has implemented the bootstrap theme to redesign their OPAC and support mobile devices. Check out their new OPAC.

How to

Vimal Kumar shows you how to Cancel / close patron library membership

Nicole Engard has some great tips this month.

In his Did you know blog series this month, Pierre Vandekerckhove covers the following topics:

Support Provider News

Check out this great example of the Open Source model at work in this article from ByWater Solutions.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon 2014

KohaCon 2014 will be held in Córdoba, Argentina, October 2014.

For the schedule and registration details see the
KohaCon page.

North American Koha Users Group

The North American Koha Users Group will be held in Wenatchee, WA, August 2014.

For the schedule and other info see the
North American Koha Users Group page.

Register here

Submit presentations here

Topics to be covered in round table discussions and presentations:

  • Custom SQL reports
  • Testing bugs
  • Workflow with git
  • Upcoming features – demos
  • Future of Koha – elasticsearch, plack …other improvements.
  • Overview of Bootstrap in OPAC

July General IRC Meeting

The July general IRC meeting will be held on July 9th at 22 UTC and July 10th at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here

2nd July Development IRC Meeting

The 2nd July development IRC meeting will be held on July 23rd at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here

Past Events

Koha Symposium in Grenoble France

Kohala is a french association which the aim is to promote Koha ILS and the open-source tools diffusion. Each year, we organise a symposium to offer a demonstration of Koha and to permit to Koha’s users to share their experiences. The last symposium took place the 2 and 3 of June, at Grenoble. These two days are related in this infographic.

Symposium Infographic

Koha Implementation in libraries – The IIM Ahemdabad
Vikram Sarabhai Library experience

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Informatics Publishing Ltd,
Bangalore held a joint workshop on advanced
implementation and customization on Koha by academic libraries.

The workshop titled “ Koha Implementation in libraries – The IIM Ahemdabad
Vikram Sarabhai Library experience” covered the following topics:

  • Implementing advanced functionalities of Koha in academic library
  • Customizing Koha to suit IIM Ahemdabad Library
  • New features developed on Koha for IIM Ahemdabad Library
  • New release of Koha version 3.16
  • The Informatics version of new release Koha
  • Case studies from Koha user
  • Migration of data from other LMS to Koha

The workshop was held on July 01, 2014 at Vikram Sarabhai Library,
India Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

June General IRC Meeting

The June general IRC meeting was held on June 3rd and June 4th.

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

1st July Development IRC Meeting

The 1st July development IRC meeting was held on July 2nd.

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

Koha 3.16.1 released

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 19:10

The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.16.1 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16.1 is a bugfix release. Due to some of the critical bugs that are fixed in this release, users of Koha 3.16.0 are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.

Koha 3.16.1 can be downloaded from download.koha-community.org, and Debian packages of Koha 3.16.1 will be available shortly.

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.16.1 26 Jun 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.16.1 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.16.01.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.16.1 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 43 bugfixes. Critical bugs fixed in 3.16.1 ====================== Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 11715 major Various staff pages did not check for authorization, but now do. Cataloging ---------- 12295 critical Fix Javascript error when merging authorities. Hold requests ---------- 12086 major Now properly recalculates hold priorities when a waiting hold is reversed. Notices ---------- 12396 critical Fix cases where patrons were sent item due and overdue notice digests with information meant for other patrons. Packaging ---------- 12312 major Fix issue with Apache configuration when upgrading to the 3.16 Debian package. Templates ---------- 11014 major Fix slip printing problem in Chrome. Tools ---------- 12025 critical Add warning to reduce chances that running the inventory tool attempts to query all items in the database, which can time out for large database. 12229 critical Ensure that tools/export.pl no longer emits invalid ISO2709 records if the source record is too large. 12315 critical Fix case where advanced notices were duplicated and not sent to the right patron. Other bugs fixed in 3.16.1 ====================== Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 12023 normal Web installer now works under Plack. 12338 normal Removed smartmatch operator from C4/Serials.pm. 12343 normal TransformKohaToMarc() no longer adds MARC subfields in random order, particularly under Perl 5.18. 11856 trivial Minor improvements to code documentation. Cataloging ---------- 9093 normal The MARC21 catalog editor plugin for the 008 field now recognizes the bib record's current material type and displays the appropriate template, rather than always default to the BKS template. 11292 normal The item edit form no longer submits upon enter, meaning that scanning in an item barcode doesn't result in prematurely submitting the form. 12380 normal The tab order in the item edit form now permits tabbing to the save button. Documentation ---------- 11958 minor Fix typo in classification sources help file. Hold requests ---------- 11801 minor In-transit hold items are no longer incorrectly labeled as "Waiting to be pulled" on request.pl. I18N/L10N ---------- 11365 normal Label card element title texts can now be translated. 11392 normal Logaction() modulename and action now translatable. 12165 normal Add description of charges (bug 2546) to Bootstrap OPAC. 12279 normal Diacritics in system preference editor are now displayed correctly. 12301 normal The translate script no longer raises warnings under Perl 5.18. 12299 trivial New Italian tranlsation of the MARC2 of relators codes. OPAC ---------- 3144 normal There is now a negative CAPTCHA for the publica catalog purchase suggestion form. This should reduce the amount of purchase suggestion spam that some libraries have observed. 12280 normal "Others..." reason for suggestions now shows in Bootstrap OPAC. 12308 normal Show all title subfields on the holds list. 12336 normal Author of reserved book is now displayed in opac-user.pl. 12393 normal Add dependency now required for OverDrive added content to work. 10936 minor Standard number no longer doubled up in Advanced search - more options. Packaging ---------- 12350 normal Disable apache indexes on package installation by default. 12439 normal Ensure that mod_cgi is activiated if necessary when running under Apache 2.4. Templates ---------- 12207 minor TTparser now parses certain TT statements correctly. 12211 minor Fix home link in bootstrap opac-auth page. 12379 minor Remove double use of module KohaDates. 12106 trivial fix capitalization: Patron Attributes on tools/patron import. 12147 trivial Increase column width for action links on invoices. 12184 trivial Fix typo "retricted" in returns.tt. 12255 trivial Amazon cover images now have a more useful image alt text in bootstrap. Test Suite ---------- 12406 normal Adding a column maxsuspensiondays in the table issuingrules broke the UT t/db_dependent/Circulation_Issuingrule.t; now fixed. 12416 normal DelUniqueDebarment (Debarments.pm) is now tested in Borrower_Debarments.t 12427 normal C4::Members::Attributes.pm now has unit tests. Tools ---------- 12458 minor Correct display of holidays on the calendar to match the legend. 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.16/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (77%) * Armenian (91%) * Chinese (China) (92%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (100%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (86%) * English (New Zealand) (80%) * French (95%) * French (Canada) (84%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (100%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (68%) * Norwegian Bokmål (65%) * Polish (71%) * Portuguese (100%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (85%) * Slovak (100%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (87%) * Turkish (100%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.16.1 is Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com> Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com> Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com> QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de> QA Team: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com> Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz> Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>, Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>, Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com> Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com> Julian Maurice <julian.maurice@biblibre.com> Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com> Martin Renvoize <martin.renvoize@ptfs-europe.com> Module Maintainers: Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins@cpbibliography.com> Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz> Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com> Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>, Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>, Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com> Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com> Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger@foundations.edu> Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com> Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no> Alex Sassmannshausen <alex.sassmannshausen@ptfs-europe.com> Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz> Database Documentation Manager: Zeno Tajoli <z.tajoli@cineca.it> Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com> Release Maintainer (3.14.x): Fridolin Somers <fridolin.somers@biblibre.com> Release Maintainer (3.16.x): Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com> Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.16.1: * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.1. * 1 Jacek Ablewicz * 2 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 4 Galen Charlton * 2 David Cook * 3 Chris Cormack * 1 Stéphane Delaune * 10 Jonathan Druart * 6 Yohann Dufour * 1 Nicole Engard * 1 Katrin Fischer * 5 Kyle M Hall * 1 Mason James * 3 Pasi Kallinen * 1 Olli-Antti Kivilahti * 2 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 6 Owen Leonard * 1 Jesse Maseto * 2 Marcel de Rooy * 1 Viktor Sarge * 4 Robin Sheat * 2 Fridolin Somers * 1 Zeno Tajoli * 1 Marc Véron * 1 Jesse Weaver We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.16.1 * 6 ACPL * 1 BSZ BW * 13 BibLibre * 7 ByWater-Solutions * 7 Catalyst * 4 Equinox * 1 KohaAloha * 2 Prosentient Systems * 2 Rijksmuseum * 1 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 1 cineca.it * 1 jns.fi * 3 pttk.fi * 1 regionhalland.se * 11 unidentified * 1 veron.ch We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.16.1. * 38 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 3 Christopher Brannon * 68 Galen Charlton * 9 Chris Cormack * 30 Jonathan Druart * 4 Nicole C. Engard * 2 Magnus Enger * 19 Katrin Fischer * 1 Brendan Gallagher * 8 Kyle M Hall * 20 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 2 Owen Leonard * 1 Martin Renvoize * 4 Marcel de Rooy * 1 Robin Sheat * 2 Mark Tompsett * 4 Marc Véron 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.16.x. The last Koha release was 3.8.21, which was released on January 2, 2014. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work)

Koha 3.14.8 released

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:12

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.14.8.
This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
Please read more for the full release notes :

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.14.8

26 juin 2014

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 http://koha-community.org and Koha 3.14.8 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.14.08.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation or in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.14.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 15 enhancement and 50 bugfixes.

Enhancements in Koha 3.14.8 Acquisitions
  • [Signed-Off] OrderPdfFormat pref description could be more verbose (bug #11459)
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • RoadTypes should be folded into Authorised Values (bug #7372)
  • Make “All” one of the default options for datatables (bug #11555)
  • DT: default entry is 20 (bug #11605)
  • Sample_only_param_tables.sql is not usable (bug #11957)
Cataloging
  • Add edit item links to record details page (bug #11746)
Circulation
  • Add cardnumber and phonenumber columns to the branch overdues circulation report. (bug #11359)
Label/patron card printing
  • Add table sorting to patron card batches (bug #12018)
OPAC
  • Show counts and amounts on OPAC your summary tabs (bug #11465)
Staff Client
  • Show warning on About page:System information if no active currency is defined (bug #11772)
System Administration
  • Use validation plugin when creating new OAI set (bug #11806)
Templates
  • Style button on notices and slips page with Bootstrap (bug #9677)
  • Upgrade jQueryUI to latest version in the staff client (bug #11570)
  • Add table sorters to label batches (bug #11946)
Tools
  • Bulkmarcimport does not append in logfile (bug #11850)
Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.8 Architecture, internals, and plumbing
  • Z39.50 search page does not check authorization (major – 11715)
Circulation
  • Reserve rules with itemtype on biblio (major – 9532)
Packaging
  • Package dependency updates for master (blocker – 12234)
Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.14.8 Acquisitions
  • Add a couple of unit tests for C4::Acq::GetOrder(minor- 11550)
  • Set overlay and import status translatable in addorderiso2709.tt(minor- 11845)
  • Sample of currencies with a working active value(minor- 11939)
Cataloging
  • Exported MARC frameworks encoding should be UTF-8(minor- 9114)
Hold requests
  • Cannot add new libraries to the transport cost if previously used.(normal- 11531)
  • Staff users can set hold suspension dates to occur in the past(normal- 12000)
I18N/L10N
  • JQuery timepicker is not picked up by the i18n toolchain(normal- 11618)
  • “please note your reason here…” does not get translated(normal- 11686)
  • Acq basket group “No group” untranslatable(minor- 11366)
  • Fix Armenian language description(minor- 11973)
  • Untranslatable confirm popup in request.tt(minor- 11993)
Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
  • Support phrases-icu.xml in install and upgrade(normal- 10729)
MARC Bibliographic data support
  • Typo: “Tree-character alphabetic code”(normal- 11695)
  • Sequence of MARC21 245 subfields different on XSLT result list and detail page(normal- 11762)
Notices
  • In notices, code of road type is used instead of descritpion(normal- 11760)
  • Ersatz CSV header in attachment of overdue notices sent to administrator(minor- 8168)
OPAC
  • Make OPAC MARC plain view work for all flavours of MARC(normal- 10647)
  • OPAC suggestion: the delete link is active when no suggestion selected(normal- 11127)
  • Update XSLT stylesheets in bootstrap theme(normal- 11310)
  • Subscribe to email notification for serials needs user login(normal- 11647)
  • Show patron cardnumber in opac personal details(normal- 11768)
  • OPAC patron details form shouldn’t show ‘Clear date’ if field is required(normal- 11809)
  • Bootstrap OPAC lists interface requires some revisions(minor- 11709)
  • Bootstrap theme: typo loaction(trivial- 11094)
Reports
  • Filtering on saved report subgroup doesn’t work(normal- 11833)
Serials
  • No way to prevent a prediction date for the next issue in serials(normal- 11637)
Staff Client
  • Add course reserves to staff client home page(normal- 10415)
  • Bad display of utf-8 chars in Patron lists (Datatable)(normal- 11906)
  • Add to list opens the list adding UI in two windows(minor- 12024)
Templates
  • Adding/editing item types screen mis aligned if noItemTypeImages not showing(normal- 10790)
  • Number 9 showing on topissues(normal- 11692)
  • Use new DataTables include in reports templates(normal- 11718)
  • Replace jQuery qTip plugin with Bootstrap tooltip on patron search form(normal- 11753)
  • Staff client catalog: delete menu items greyed out without explanation(normal- 11821)
  • Eliminate use of deprecated jQuery .live() method(normal- 11877)
  • Eliminate use of deprecated jQuery .toggle() method usage(normal- 11878)
  • JQueryUI upgrade broke default tab selection(normal- 12094)
  • Use word item instead of copy(minor- 11648)
  • Always use words “copy number”(minor- 11649)
  • JavaScript error on staff client place hold screen if record has no items(minor- 11832)
  • Typo on authorized value page(trivial- 11918)
  • Capitalization: OPAC prog theme, checkouts tab(trivial- 11935)
  • Capitalization: Serial prediction pattern preview – Publication Date(trivial- 11938)
Test Suite
  • Replace given by if-else in Circulation_issuingrules.t(trivial- 11934)
Tools
  • TinyMCE rewrites urls in a very annoying and unexpected way(normal- 12032)
Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
  • Punctuation in site names breaks Edit/Delete z39.50 server administration(normal- 1047)
  • Fix C4::Context::Zconn(normal- 11701)
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 http://koha-community.org/documentation

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available at http://manual.koha-community.org/3.14.8/en/

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary

Translations

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

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (82%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Chinese (China) (97%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (99%)
  • Danish (89%)
  • English (New Zealand) (83%)
  • French (98%)
  • French (Canada) (88%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (52%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Kurdish (71%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (62%)
  • Polish (63%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (89%)
  • Slovak (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (90%)
  • Turkish (100%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha

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

The most up-to-date translations can be found at http://translate.koha-community.org

Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.14.8 is

Release Manager: Galen Charlton <gmc@esilibrary.com>

Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>

Installation Documentation Managers:

  • Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>
  • Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>

Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>

QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>

QA Team:

  • Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
  • Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>
  • Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>
  • Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
  • Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
  • Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
  • Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>

Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>

Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz> Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy <nguyenquocuy_1102@yahoo.com> VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>

Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall <chrish@catalyst.net.nz> Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com> Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com> Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.14.8:

  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.8.

  • 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 1 Daniel Barker
  • 1 Isaac Brodsky
  • 1 Colin Campbell
  • 1 Frédérick Capovilla
  • 12 Galen Charlton
  • 1 David Cook
  • 3 Chris Cormack
  • 12 Jonathan Druart
  • 1 Nicole Engard
  • 1 Magnus Enger
  • 5 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Pasi Kallinen
  • 4 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 1 Nicolas Legrand
  • 21 Owen Leonard
  • 1 Jesse Maseto
  • 2 Julian Maurice
  • 1 Matthias Meusburger
  • 4 Sophie Meynieux
  • 1 Liz Rea
  • 1 Fridolyn SOMERS
  • 2 A. Sassmannshausen
  • 1 Robin Sheat
  • 10 Fridolin Somers
  • 1 Zeno Tajoli
  • 1 Marc Véron

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.14.8

  • 21 ACPL
  • 30 BibLibre
  • 7 ByWater-Solutions
  • 5 Catalyst
  • 12 Equinox
  • 1 Libeo
  • 1 Libriotech
  • 3 PTFS-Europe
  • 1 Prosentient Systems
  • 1 bulac.fr
  • 1 cineca.it
  • 1 isaacbrodsky.com
  • 1 pttk.fi
  • 6 unidentified
  • 1 veron.ch

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.14.8.

  • 2 Aleisha
  • 5 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  • 1 Broust
  • 1 Nathalie CHATILLON
  • 93 Galen Charlton
  • 12 Chris Cormack
  • 31 Jonathan Druart
  • 6 Nicole C. Engard
  • 2 Magnus Enger
  • 3 Aurelie Fichot
  • 50 Katrin Fischer
  • 16 Kyle M Hall
  • 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  • 7 Owen Leonard
  • 2 Havilah Lyon
  • 1 Holger Meißner
  • 1 Sophie Meynieux
  • 1 Liz Rea
  • 2 Martin Renvoize
  • 6 Marcel de Rooy
  • 1 Paola Rossi
  • 89 Fridolin Somers
  • 13 Mark Tompsett
  • 8 Marc Véron
  • 2 Jesse Weaver
  • 1 marjorie barry-vila
  • 2 remy juliette
  • 3 wajasu

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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.14.x.

The last Koha release was 3.8.21, which was released on January 2, 2014.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org

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

##### Autogenerated release notes updated last on 26 juin 2014 12:42:50 Z #####

Koha 3.12.13 released

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 20:00
<p>The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.12.13. This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes and enhancements.</p> <p>As always you can download the release from:</p> <p>http://download.koha-community.org</p> <p>This is my first release as the 3.12.x release maintainer. Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release.</p>

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.12.13 23 Jun 2014 ======================================================================== 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 http://koha-community.org/ Koha 3.12.13 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.12.13.tar.gz Installation instructions can be found at: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball Koha 3.12.13 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 8 enhancements and 51 bugfixes. Enhancements in 3.12.13 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 10789 Excessive and often incorrect use of finish in C4::Acquisitions 11459 [Signed-Off] OrderPdfFormat pref description could be more verbose Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 11730 C4::Charset call C4::Context without use it 11957 Sample_only_param_tables.sql is not usable Hold requests ---------- 11138 Auto-unsuspend holds not in default cronjobs Staff Client ---------- 11772 Show warning on About page:System information if no active currency is defined Templates ---------- 11272 Copy submit button on inventory Tools ---------- 11785 Use validation plugin when uploading local cover images Critical bugs fixed in 3.12.13 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 11675 major Budget amount is not checked if a parent exist Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 11493 critical Batch Item Modification not handling unicode characters 10611 major C4::Context->dbh checks if the DB is still running 11779 major Unexpected change in logged in branch when changing overdue notice triggers I18N/L10N ---------- 11290 major Members-home.pl displays badly if using non english templates and have a utf8 char in categorycode description Patrons ---------- 11352 critical Batch Patron Deletion/Anonmyzation deletes more than warning states it will delete Other bugs fixed in 3.12.13 ====================== Acquisitions ---------- 11644 normal Cannot update fund if total is equal to amount unallocated 11471 minor Basket groups display 0 0 11845 minor Set overlay and import status translatable in addorderiso2709.tt 11939 minor Sample of currencies with a working active value Architecture, internals, and plumbing ---------- 11687 normal Statecollection.pl is unused 11757 minor Dependency on POE is not longer necessary 11799 trivial Housekeeping: Remove _biblionumber_sth from VirtualShelves.pm 11803 trivial Consistent use of $dbh in _koha_modify_item Cataloging ---------- 9114 minor Exported MARC frameworks encoding should be UTF-8 Circulation ---------- 11756 normal Hold ratios report sorting incorrectly Hold requests ---------- 11531 normal Cannot add new libraries to the transport cost if previously used. I18N/L10N ---------- 11731 normal Typo "tranports" in installation 11363 minor Label printer profile units are not translatable 11366 minor Acq basket group "No group" untranslatable 11973 minor Fix Armenian language description Installation and upgrade (command-line installer) ---------- 10580 normal Remove NoZebra reference from Makefile.pl 10729 normal Support phrases-icu.xml in install and upgrade Lists ---------- 10714 minor Redirect to list contents view upon save after initiating edit from list contents view MARC Authority data support ---------- 10691 normal 5xx not properly linked by authid in authority search result list MARC Bibliographic data support ---------- 11695 normal Typo: "Tree-character alphabetic code" 11762 normal Sequence of MARC21 245 subfields different on XSLT result list and detail page Notices ---------- 8168 minor Ersatz CSV header in attachment of overdue notices sent to administrator OPAC ---------- 11647 normal Subscribe to email notification for serials needs user login 11809 normal OPAC patron details form shouldn't show 'Clear date' if field is required 11476 minor Opac self registration title pull down offers 2 empty options 11522 minor Self registration formatting 11329 trivial Check for marc record in opac-showmarc Patrons ---------- 11707 normal Additional attributes broken for category code with space Reports ---------- 11704 normal Wrong headers in {opac|intranet}/svc/report 11833 normal Filtering on saved report subgroup doesn't work 10777 minor Runreport.pl allows for sending html reports via email, but mimetype is wrong Searching ---------- 11796 normal Results with 6 facets have missing facet Self checkout ---------- 11773 normal Crash 'undefined value as a HASH' in sco-main.pl Serials ---------- 10837 normal Exporting serial claims does not work if no notice defined System Administration ---------- 11513 minor Warnings in Patron categories Templates ---------- 10751 normal Title should be mandatory for creating suggestions in staff 11819 normal Don't show catalog edit menu if user has no edit permissions 11821 normal Staff client catalog: delete menu items greyed out without explanation 11877 normal Eliminate use of deprecated jQuery .live() method 11832 minor JavaScript error on staff client place hold screen if record has no items 11554 trivial Capitalization fix in patron account on fines tab 11608 trivial Don't need the word 'library' on funds 11918 trivial Typo on authorized value page 11935 trivial Capitalization: OPAC prog theme, checkouts tab Test Suite ---------- 11934 trivial Replace given by if-else in Circulation_issuingrules.t 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 http://koha-community.org/documentation/ As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the Koha manual is available: http://manual.koha-community.org/3.12/en/ The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary Translations ====================== Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages: * English (USA) * Arabic (88%) * Armenian (99%) * Chinese (China) (99%) * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%) * Czech (99%) * Danish (99%) * English (New Zealand) (91%) * French (99%) * French (Canada) (97%) * German (100%) * German (Switzerland) (99%) * Greek (54%) * Italian (100%) * Kurdish (77%) * Norwegian Bokmål (63%) * Polish (99%) * Portuguese (100%) * Portuguese (Brazil) (91%) * Slovak (99%) * Spanish (100%) * Swedish (96%) * Turkish (99%) Partial translations are available for various other languages. The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate list to volunteer: http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate The most up-to-date translations can be found at: http://translate.koha-community.org/ Release Team ====================== The release team for Koha 3.12.13 is Release Manager: Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins@cpbibliography.com> Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com> Installation Documentation Manager: Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com> Translation Manager: Ruth Bavousett <druthb@bywatersolutions.com> QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de> QA Team: Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>, Elliott Davis <elliott@bywatersolutions.com>, Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>, Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com> Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com> Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>, Chris Hall Mirko Tietgen Marc Veron Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz> Live CD Manager: Vimal Kumar V. Release Maintainer (3.6.x): Liz Rea <lrea@catalyst.net.nz> Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz> Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz> Credits ====================== We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.12.13: * Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg), Germany * Universidad Nacional de Cordoba We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.13. * 1 Jacek Ablewicz * 1 Roman Amor * 5 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Daniel Barker * 1 Colin Campbell * 10 Galen Charlton * 2 Chris Cormack * 1 Stéphane Delaune * 10 Jonathan Druart * 3 Nicole Engard * 5 Kyle M Hall * 1 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 1 Nicolas Legrand * 13 Owen Leonard * 2 Jesse Maseto * 1 Holger Meißner * 2 Sophie Meynieux * 1 Francesca Moore * 1 Nicholas van Oudtshoorn * 2 Liz Rea * 5 Marcel de Rooy * 1 A. Sassmannshausen * 3 Fridolin Somers * 1 Zeno Tajoli * 1 Mark Tompsett * 2 Marc Véron We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.12.13 * 13 ACPL * 1 BSZ BW * 16 BibLibre * 1 BigBallOfWax * 10 ByWater-Solutions * 3 Catalyst * 10 Equinox * 2 PTFS-Europe * 5 Rijksmuseum * 1 biblos.pk.edu.pl * 1 bulac.fr * 1 cineca.it * 11 unidentified * 2 veron.ch We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.12.13. * 1 Aleisha * 1 Tomas Cohen Arazi * 1 Nathalie CHATILLON * 2 Jared Camins-Esakov * 69 Galen Charlton * 20 Chris Cormack * 30 Jonathan Druart * 2 Magnus Enger * 2 Aurelie Fichot * 29 Katrin Fischer * 80 Kyle M Hall * 5 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel * 5 Owen Leonard * 1 Sean McGarvey * 1 Holger Meissner * 1 Holger Meißner * 1 Paul Poulain * 2 Martin Renvoize * 7 Marcel de Rooy * 1 Paola Rossi * 65 Fridolin Somers * 9 Mark Tompsett * 9 Marc Véron * 1 Jesse Weaver * 2 remy juliette * 2 wajasu 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 git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is (no branch). The last Koha release was 3.16.0, which was released on June 22, 2014. Bugs and feature requests ====================== Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at http://bugs.koha-community.org/ He rau ringa e oti ai. (Many hands finish the work)

Clarification regarding the list of paid support companies

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:02

We have received word that some institutions may be using inclusion on the support provider listing to determine if a provider is allowed to respond to RFPs.

While libraries have the prerogative to impose such a requirement, it is important to remind folks that the support company directory exists solely for informational purposes. No endorsement whatsoever is implied. Restricting your choice of provider only to ones included on the list may unfairly exclude support providers and consultants who provide services for mainstream Koha.

If you are seeking paid services for Koha, it is ultimately your responsibility to do the research to identify a provider or providers who can meet your needs. Useful criteria for making a selection include:

  • whether the provider supports mainstream Koha
  • whether they have a track record of providing good service to their existing customers
  • whether they are actively involved in the Koha community
  • whether the price is right for you

The support provider listing can provide information on only one of these points – whether the provider expresses support for mainstream Koha.

Koha Community Newsletter: May 2014

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:07
Koha Community Newsletter
May 2014

Volume 5, Issue 5
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg and Joanne Dillon, Koha Community Newsletter Editors.

Please submit news items to

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 3.16.0 Released

by Galen Charlton

The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version
3.16.0 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.16 is an enhancement and bugfix release. Changes of particular
note include:

  • There is now the ability to use different templates for notices
    based on how the notice is to be sent. For example, is now possible to
    use different wording for email and SMS hold notifications.
  • Users can now unselect active facets when refining search results.
  • Search history can be now displayed and managed in the staff interface.
  • Loan checkins can now be backdated to an arbitrary date.
  • Holds can now be individually suspended and resumed from the OPAC.
  • Creating orders from staged files now offers much more flexibility.
  • The public reports service can now accept report parameters.
  • There is experimental support for Plack for development use.
  • The index update script can now operate as a daemon, allowing the
    indexes to be updated within seconds of a catalog record getting
    updated.

There are many more enhancements, detailed in the release notes.

There are also a number of improvements under the hood, particularly
for internationalization. It is now possible to mark strings in the
Perl source code for translation, and translation of strings in the
JavaScript source code can now include placeholders. Also, a newer
version of jQueryUI is now used by the staff interface.

Koha can be downloaded from Koha Downloads. Debian
packages of Koha 3.16.0 will be available shortly.

Additional details, including the release notes, can be found at here.

Koha 3.14.7 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.14.7.

This is a maintenance release and contains some enhancements and several bugfixes.
As always you can download the release from Koha Downloads.

See the full release notes and changelog here.

Patches

This section highlights upcoming features as well as bugs needing attention.

The following patches were submitted for your attention by Jonathan Druart at BibLibre:

GST/VAT management in the Acquisition Module

BibLibre plans to rewrite the GST/VAT management in the acquisition module. They will submit a specification soon and communicate in order to get some feedback from the Koha community.

Batch modifications for records

BibLibre would really appreciate feedback/tests on the Batch modifications for records feature. For more information
see previous calls in the March newsletter and the message to the koha-dev list here:
http://lists.koha-community.org/pipermail/koha-devel/2014-March/040377.html

Cleanup Koha UTF-8

I need some additional guys to test the “Cleanup Koha UTF-8″ bug, see bug 11944. I need help from unicode experts to fix the search part.

The following patches were submitted for your attention by Melissa Lefebvre at ByWater Solutions:

Rollover outstanding orders not yet received

ByWater Solutions is working on some exciting new additions to Koha. With our friends at BibLibre we are developing the ability to roll over acquisitions orders not received and the amounts encumbered/spent from the current (old) fiscal year the next with just a click of a button. More information can be found on bug 12164 (http://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=12164) including a test plan if you would like to give it a whirl.

Convert checkouts table to ajax datatable

We have also been hard at work to convert the checkout tables to an ajax datatable. What this means is that checkout will be much faster then it is currently. In other words, if a patron has many checked out items, circulation.pl can take minutes to load due to having to process the previous checkout list. By converting this table to a datatable that fetches its data via ajax, we can make circulation.pl more responsive and wah-la instant speed at checkout. If you want to test and see for yourself how speedy quick things are head over to bug 11703 (http://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=11703). We would love to have more people test this and submit their feedback.

Add SMS via email as an alternative to SMS services via SMS::Send drivers

Wouldn’t it be cool if Koha could send SMS messages to patrons without the need to subscribe to an SMS gateway server? Well with patch 9021 (http://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=9021) we will be able to; however, we need your help to test this feature and sign off on this development to get it into Koha!

Related Projects

Chuck McCallum submitted a demo of a JS bookmarklet that can make copy-cataloging in Koha easier from non-Z39.50 data sources.

A demo of Koha integration is here:
http://firuta.huh.harvard.edu:8080/fp-koha-demo/
and a more complete readme and checkout instructions are here:
http://sourceforge.net/p/filteredpush/svn/HEAD/tree/trunk/FP-DataEntry/

This project initially targeted the museums community where the idea of “copy-cataloging” isn’t as familiar. This plugin tries to be generic so that it could be used anywhere there is an authoritative source of information, and a web form that needs to be filled in.

Jonathan Druart developed a tool for developers called bz-splitter and it is available at
http://splitter.koha-community.org/. For more information see his post to the list here:
http://lists.koha-community.org/pipermail/koha-devel/2014-May/040492.html

BibLibre Git Repo Moved

The BibLibre git repositories url has been changed. The new url can be found on the public projects list:
http://git.biblibre.com/public/projects

Community

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

The BibLibre git repositories url has been changed. The new url can be found on the public projects list:
http://git.biblibre.com/public/projects

AFI and BibLibre announce Bokeh, the first 4G documentary portal

How to

In his Did you know blog series this month, Pierre Vandekerckhove covers the following topics:

Support Provider News

ByWater Solutions Welcomes Mario Guilin as Systems Support. Mario will join the ByWater team in assisting new partners in managing their Koha Open Source ILS systems.

Upcoming Events

KohaCon 2014

KohaCon 2014 will be held in Córdoba, Argentina, October 2014.

For the schedule and registration details see the
KohaCon page.

North American Koha Users Group

The North American Koha Users Group will be held in Wenatchee, WA, August 2014.

For the schedule and other info see the
North American Koha Users Group page.

Register here

Submit presentations here

Some of the topics suggested by registered attendees:

  • Testing bugs
  • Workflow with git
  • Upcoming features – demos
  • Future of Koha – elasticsearch, plack …other improvements.
  • Overview of Bootstrap in OPAC

June General IRC Meeting

The June general IRC meeting will be held on June 3rd at 22 UTC and June 4th at 15 UTC.

The agenda and other information are here

Past Events

5 Day Koha and Dspace Workshop at Indus University, Karachi Pakistan

Pakistan Library Club (PLC-HQ) organized a 3 Days Training Workshop on “OPEN SOURCE LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: KOHA + DSPACE” in collaboration with Indus University, Karachi on April 18, 19 n& 20, 2014 at Indus University , Karachi. Mr. Sher Afzal (Chief Librarian Bahria University; HEC Trainer)

5 Day Koha and Dspace Workshop, Lahore Pakistan

HEC conducted 05 days’ workshop on “Integrated Library System “KOHA & DSPACE” at regional center, Lahore. The workshop was held from March 24-28 2014. Chief Librarian Bahria University, Mr. Sher Afzal was the resource person for the workshop.

Around 30 library professionals from Public Sector Universities of Punjab participated in the subject workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to educate professionals about the integrated library system “KOHA & DSPACE”.

Regional Workshop on FOSS Applications for Libraries held in Sri Lanka

A Regional Workshop on FOSS Applications for Libraries – from 4th to 8th April 2014, was held at the Library, Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). The five day workshop covered Koha and Greenstone Digital Library software organized by the Open University of Sri Lanka, Library and The Digital Library Network of South Asia (DLNetSA). The workshop was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor and the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Open University of Sri Lanka on 4th April, 2014 at 9.00 a.m. at the seminar room, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. Three resource persons from DLNetSA, Ms. Dilara Begum (Librarian, Head of Library) and Mr. Mamun-Or-Rashid (Asst. Librarian), East West University, Bangladesh and Mr. Harsha Balasooriya from OUSL conducted the workshop. The participants are from different sectors such as from Banks, Medical Profession, and Libraries & Information Centres throughout the Sri Lanka.

May General IRC Meeting

The May general IRC meeting was held on May 7th 2014.

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

NZ Koha Trademark Update

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 21:48

I am delighted to report that the Koha NZ trademark is now safely registered in the name of Te Horowhenua Trust also known as Horowhenua Library Trust. This follows a judgement in December 2013 declining the application by PTFS LibLime to have the trademark registered in their name.

I wish to thank Andrew Matangi, consultant for Buddle Findlay a prestigious NZ law firm, who defended our rights and represented us in the legal battle against PTFS Liblime. I want to also thank Mason James from KohaAloha who wrote in support of our claim for the NZ Koha trademark despite it technically infringing on his rights, and also Paul Poulain, Irma Birchall, Rosalie Blake, Rachel Hamilton-Williams and ex NZ National Librarian Penny Carnaby who submitted affidavits to support our claim. Catalyst IT helped our case by launching their own independent objection to the application by PTFS for the NZ Koha trademark, raising different arguments to ours; thanks Don Christie.

Chris Cormack deserves a special mention. He has been involved in this matter from day 1 in 1999 when we decided over coffee to call our fledging LMS Koha. For 15 years Chris has been there to talk through various courses of action and I value his wise (and even his unwise) counsel greatly.

The real winner of course is Koha and the community that stands behind it. Back in 2011 when we announced that PTFS Liblime were making a grab for the NZ Koha trademark the response from around the world was heartwarming and astounding. So many of you sent donations to fund our legal battle and today, nearly 3 years later, that battle is over. All remaining funds will, of course, be spent on making Koha even better than it is already.