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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 […]


Athens Limestone Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

10/24/2017 CONTACT: Nathan Curulla (888) 900-8944 sales@bywatersolutions.com Athens Limestone Public Library 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 Athens Limestone Public Library, of Athens, AL. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed […]


Koha Open Source ILS and FOLIO White paper

  Koha plus FOLIO: a Solution for Connected Library Services Catalyst and Bywater Solutions, both Koha Open Source ILS Library Support Companies, have worked together in the Koha community for over 8 years. Both companies support a number of academic libraries (universities polytechnics TAFEss colleges) and are investigating how FOLIO can […]

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Q&A from 17.05 Upgrade Webinars   Recently updated !

AutoMemNum System Preference Can you have AutoMemNum turned on and make the library card number a required field? Yes, you can. This has been resolved in the 17.05.05 mini-upgrade. ExportCircHistory Preference Can ExportCircHistory export the patron’s circulation history, or does it just do current checkouts? ExportCircHistory will only export the […]


New in Koha 17.05 – Barcode Export in the Items Search

  The 17.05 version of Koha includes an exciting new enhancement that lets you export a results set of barcodes directly from an item search in just three simple steps. The video above walks you through this process. Curious about what else is new in Koha 17.05? Check out all […]


New in 17.05 – Setting When to Charge the Hold Fee

  One of the new enhancements in Koha 17.5 is the ability to decide when to charge patrons a fee for placing a hold. Previously, the hold fee could only be charged when the patron put a hold on an item. Now, you can choose to charge the patron for […]