Koha News


Video Tutorial on Creating Spine Labels with Koha

In this Koha tutorial video and step by step instructions on how to use the Label Creator in Koha to create Spine Labels. We have had lots of support tickets on the Tool “ Label Creator” .  This blog post includes both step by step instructions and a video on […]


Town Hall Meeting on Elasticsearch Coming Soon!   Recently updated !

We are excited to announce that we’ll be holding a town hall meeting on Elasticsearch on December 7, 2017 at 2pm EST. Our own Nick Clemens will update you on all the latest happenings with Elasticsearch and show you how you can try out  Elasticsearch for yourself. Click this link […]


Using the Patron Emailer Plugin in Koha

In this Koha tutorial Kelly and Jessie will walk you through using the Patron Emailer Plugin. Below, you will find a video as well as the steps to install the plugin and configure and run the tool in your system. Steps to Uploading a Plugin to your Koha System In […]


ByWater Solutions at CLA in Riverside California

ByWater Solutions at CLA in Riverside California    Last week marked the 8th year for ByWater attending the California Library Association conference! This year CLA took us to the beautiful city of Riverside, where we got to see many of our customers, including members from the Banning Library District, Roseville […]


Join the Koha-versation via IRC

You’ve probably heard us talk about IRC, but wondered “what is that”? Today we’ll give you all the tools and confidence needed to join us and other Koha lovers in the conversation happening right now. Internet Chat Relay (IRC) was one of the internet’s first forms of instant message. It […]


Koha Tutorial New in 17.05 – Auto-Renewal Notices

One of the brand new enhancements in Koha 17.05 is the auto-renewal notice. If you have your circulation and fines rules set to allow items to auto-renew, your patrons will now receive a notice each time an item auto-renews. The notice lets them know that their item was renewed succesfully. […]


Koha Tips on Item Alerts and Messages

In Koha there are many ways to alert your staff about certain item types and specific items  during both the checkin and checkout process. Check-In Messages/Alerts per Item Type: To have an item type show a generated “check-in message” or alert, can be set up in the Item Types found […]


Accidentally Delete a Report? These steps will show you how to recover it

In this Koha tutorial we will walk you through recovering a deleted report. Reports in Koha are a way to gather data. Reports are used to generate statistics, member lists, shelving lists, or any list of data in your database. First, you will want to make sure your system preference to […]


The Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

10/31/2017 CONTACT: Nathan Curulla (888) 900-8944 sales@bywatersolutions.com The Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne, NJ. is now […]


Koha 17.05 Upgrade Issues with the biblioitems.marcxml table

Hello Partners! We wanted to let you know about a potential issue with the upcoming Koha 17.05 update. A database change was made in Koha 17.05 that breaks reports using the biblioitems.marcxml field. First of all, we want you to know that we’ve got you covered, and we are working […]