Koha Upgrades

19.05 Upgrade Notes

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Listed below are the Features and Enhancements for 19.05, in addition to the 15 features, and 246 enhancements, there were also 437 bugfixes! Way to go Koha Community and thank you! Everyone who has contributed to this version has been named on the 19.05 Release Notes link- this couldn't have been done without each and every one of them!

OPAC

  • [8995] Show OpenURL links in OPAC search results
  • [11969] Show patrons star rating on their reading history
  • [12318] Show subscription shelving location on subscription tabs
  • [14272] Allow OPAC to show a single news entry
  • [14385] Extend OpacHiddenItems to allow specifying exempt borrower categories
  • [21399] Sort patron fines in OPAC by date descending as a default
  • [21533] Do not allow password recovery for administrative locked patrons (see 21336)
  • [21850] Remove search request from page title of OPAC result list
  • [21871] Show authority 856 links in the OPAC
  • [22029] Remove Google+ from social links on OPAC detail
  • [22102] Markup fixes for OPAC article request page
  • [22568] Replace RSS icon in the OPAC with Font Awesome
  • [22576] OPAC password change text changes
  • [22588] Simplify getting account information in opac and self checkout module
  • [22638] Self checkin CSS update
  • [22645] Add ‘ISSN’ option to OPAC’s basic search
  • [22657] Remove JavaScript from OPAC suggestion validation of required fields
  • [22803] Set dataTable width issue

Patrons

  • [3766] Cities/Towns only on one address
  • [10796] Allow password changes for logged in OPAC users by patron category
  • [17854] New Print slip and close button next to Close button
  • [21312] Show lockout on Patrons form
  • [21336] GDPR: Handle unsubscribe requests automatically by optional (administrative) lock, anonymize and remove
  • [22198] Add granular permission setting for Mana KB
  • [22505] Add column configuration to patron list table
  • [22594] Validate SMS messaging numbers using the E.164 format

Fines and Fees

  • [11373] Add “change calculation” feature to the fine payment forms
  • [19489] Detailed description of charges on Accounting tab
  • [21578] ‘Pay fines’ tab incorrectly describes the purpose
  • [21683] Remove accountlines.accountno
  • [21844] Add callnumber to fines descriptions
  • [21918] Clean up pay fines template
  • [22148] Cancelling some payments/writeoffs redirects to unexpected page
  • [22674] Change wording of payments in the GUI

Holds

  • [19469] Add ability to split view of holds view on record by pickup library and/or itemtype
  • [19630] “Hold is suspended” message appears in barcode field in holds table
  • [19770] Add cardnumber to holds awaiting pickup screen and add classes to borrower info
  • [20421] Apply CheckPrevCheckout logic when placing a hold on the staff client
  • [21070] request.pl details links to biblio instead of moredetail.pl for that item
  • [22372] Add shelving location to Holds awaiting pickup report
  • [22631] Make links on barcode on hold summary page consistent (bug 21070)

Cataloging

  • [15496] Delete bibliographic record after moving last item to another record(s)
  • [20128] Permission for advanced editor
  • [21411] Advanced cataloging editor – rancor – Allow configuration of Keyboard shortcuts
  • [21826] Automatic authority record generation improvements
  • [22045] Cataloging UX enhancement – Improve access to tabs
  • [22525] Navigation arrows on the bottom of Cataloging search pages
  • [19164] Allow MARC modification templates to be used in staged MARC imports
  • [21899] Update MARC21 frameworks to Update 27 (November 2018)

Circulation

  • [20912] Rental fees based on time period
  • [7088] Cannot renew items on hold even with override
  • [10300] Allow transferring of items to be have separate IndependentBranches syspref
  • [14576] Allow automatic update of location on checkin
  • [17171] Add a syspref to allow currently issued items to be issued to a new patron without staff confirmation
  • [17353] Add phone number column to checkout search
  • [18816] Make CataloguingLog work in production by preventing circulation from spamming the log
  • [19066] Add branchcode to accountlines
  • [20450] Add collection to list of items when placing hold on specific copy
  • [21754] If an item is marked as lost, any outstanding transfers upon it should be automatically cancelled
  • [22761] Move “Fee receipt” from template to a slip
  • [22809] Move “INVOICE” from template to a slip

Acquisitions

  • [4833] Show acquisition information when ordering from a suggestion
  • [16939] Making all ‘add to basket’ actions buttons
  • [18166] Show internal and vendor notes for received orders
  • [18952] Show internal note in acquisitions details tab
  • [21308] Show the search filters used on the search results page for acquisitions history searches
  • [21364] Allow closing basket from vendor search/view
  • [22556] Add ability to quickly filter funds/budgets by library on the Acquisitions home page
  • [22664] Link basket name and basket group name instead of the, often short, basket numbers

Serials

  • [22408] Subscription entry form cleanup

Lists

  • [12759] Add ability to pass list contents to batch record modification/deletion tools

Reports

  • [8775] Add collection column to built in ‘Items lost’ report
  • [22856] Show SQL code button should trigger CodeMirror view

Rest API

  • [13895] Add routes for checkouts retrieval and renewal
  • [16497] Add routes for library retrieval, update and deletion
  • [17006] Add route to change patron’s password (authenticated)
  • [19661] Add route for fund retrieval
  • [22061] Add route to change patron’s password (public)
  • [22132] Add Basic authentication to the REST API
  • [22206] Add routes to enable suspension or resumption of holds
  • [20006] Adapt /v1/holds to new naming guidelines
  • [22227] Make GET /cities staff only

SIP2

  • [19619] Add support for SIP2 field CM ( Hold Pickup Date ) to Koha
  • [22014] Add ability to send “00” in SIP CV field on checkin success
  • [22016] Always send CT field for SIP checkin, even if empty

Notices

  • [16149] Generate and send custom notices based on report output
  • [20478] Advance notices: send separate digest messages per branch
  • [21241] Set suggestion notices message_transport_type to sms if syspref is enabled and patron has an smsalertnumber but no email address

Staff Client

  • [12283] Set autocomplete=off for patron search input
  • [21582] Use CodeMirror for *UserJS & *UserCS

ILL

  • [18589] Show ILLs as part of patron profile
  • [18837] Add an unmediated Interlibrary Loans workflow
  • [20563] ILL request list gives no indication of source and/or target
  • [20581] Allow manual selection of custom ILL request statuses
  • [20600] Provide the ability for users to filter ILL requests
  • [20639] Allow setting a default/single backend for OPAC driven requests
  • [20640] Allow migrating a request between backends
  • [20750] Allow timestamped auditing of ILL request events
  • [21063] Allow columns in intranet ILL request datatable to be customisable

Searching

  • [14457] Integrate LIBRIS spellchecking
  • [22418] Authority link magnifying glass icon doesn’t appear for 655 subject tags
  • [22424] Add search by all lost statuses to item search
  • [22649] Add item type to item search results

Searching Elastic

  • [18235] Elastic search – Configurable facets
  • [18213] Add language facets to Elasticsearch
  • [21872] Elasticsearch indexing faster by making it multi-threaded

Tools

  • [18661] Make “Replace only included patron attributes” default on patron import
  • [19417] Improve display of errors from background job during stage for import
  • [19722] Add a MaxItemsToDisplayForBatchMod preference
  • [21216] Notices – Add filter/search options to table
  • [22175] Make stock rotation table sortable
  • [22318] Extend Koha news feature to include other content areas

Web Services

  • [17047] Mana Knowledge Base : Data sharing
  • [19380] Add transfer informations in ILS-DI GetRecords response
  • [19945] ILSDI – Return the reason a reserve is impossible

Self Checkout

  • [14407] Limit web-based self-checkout to specific IP addresses
  • [18251] SCO alerts – need a trigger for successful checkouts
  • [19458] Self-check module highlighting
  • [21772] Add holds and account information tab to the SCO module
  • [22538] Add a noticeable alert about waiting holds

Architecture, Internal & Plumbing

  • [18925] Move maxissueqty and maxonsiteissueqty to circulation_rules
  • [19302] Pass objects to IsAvailableForItemLevelRequest
  • [21002] Add Koha::Account::add_debit
  • [21206] C4::Items – Remove GetItem
  • [21547] Use set_password in opac-passwd and remove sub goodkey
  • [21720] Update C4::Circulation::AddIssuingCharge to use Koha::Account->add_debit
  • [21721] Update C4::Circulation::AddRenewal to use Koha::Account->add_debit
  • [21722] Update C4::Accounts::chargelostitem to use Koha::Account->add_debit
  • [21727] Add Koha::Account::Line->adjust
  • [21728] Update C4::Reserves::ChargeReserveFee to use Koha::Account->add_debit
  • [21747] Update C4::Overdues::UpdateFine to use Koha::Account->add_debit and Koha::Account::Line->adjust
  • [21756] Deprecate C4::Accounts::manualinvoice (use Koha::Account->add_debit instead)
  • [21757] Patron detail script (moremember.pl) cleanup
  • [21875] Handling subject line in Letters.pm
  • [21890] Allow forgotten password functionality to be limited by patron category
  • [21896] Add Koha::Account::reconcile_balance
  • [21912] Koha::Objects->search lacks tests
  • [21980] Add some new Exceptions for Koha::Account methods
  • [21992] Remove Koha::Patron::update_password
  • [21993] Be userfriendly when the CSRF token is wrong
  • [21998] Add pattern parameter in Koha::Token
  • [21999] C4::Circulation::AddIssue uses DBIx::Class directly
  • [22003] Remove unused subroutines displaylog and GetLogStatus from in C4::Log
  • [22026] Remove use Modern::Perl from Koha::REST::classes
  • [22031] C4::Auth->haspermission should allow checking for more than one subpermission
  • [22047] set_password should have a ‘skip_validation’ param
  • [22048] Use set_password instead of update_password in the codebase
  • [22049] MarkIssueReturned should rely on returndate only
  • [22051] Make Koha::Object->store translate ‘Incorrect value’ exceptions
  • [22127] Update dateaccessioned value builder
  • [22144] Add method metadata() to Koha::Biblio
  • [22194] Add Koha::Exceptions::Metadata
  • [22311] Add a SysPref to allow adding content to the #moresearches div in the opac
  • [22363] Move C4::Logs::GetLogs to Koha namespace
  • [22454] Add Koha::Item::hidden_in_opac method
  • [22455] Add Koha::Biblio::hidden_in_opac method
  • [22511] Koha::Account::Line->void loses the original type of the credit
  • [22512] accountlines.accountype mixes ‘state’ and ‘type’
  • [22516] accountlines.lastincrement can be removed
  • [22518] accounttype ‘O’ is still referred to but is never set
  • [22521] Convert fines handling to use ‘status’ instead of two accounttypes
  • [22532] Remove “random” from Z39.50
  • [22564] accounttype ‘Rep’ is still referred to but is never set
  • [22694] Add a method for checking OpacHiddenItems exceptions in Koha::Patron::Category
  • [22696] Simplify visibility logic in opac-ISBDdetail.pl
  • [22700] Make biblio_metadata prefetchable from Koha::Biblio
  • [22701] Make items prefetchable from Koha::Biblio
  • [22757] Use YAML CodeMirror higlighting on YAML preferences
  • [22765] Add class beside loggedinusername to indicate if logged in user is a superlibrarian

Command-line Utilities

  • [18562] Add koha-sip script to handle SIP servers for instances
  • [20436] Add ability to specify itemtypes for longoverdue.pl
  • [20485] Don’t account for items timestamps when combining “dont_export_items=1” and “date” in misc/export_records.pl
  • [22238] Remove koha-*-sip scripts in favor of koha-sip
  • [22580] Remove deprecated delete_expired_opac_registrations.pl cronjob

Course Reserves

  • [21446] Improve display of changed values on course reserves and show permanent location instead of cart

Database

  • [21753] issuingrules.chargename is unused and should be removed
  • [22008] accountlines.manager_id is missing a foreign key constraint
  • [22155] biblio_metadata.marcflavour should be renamed ‘schema’
  • [22368] Table suggestions lacks foreign key constraints

System Administration

  • [3820] More detailed patron record changes log
  • [22053] Ability to disable some plugins
  • [22190] Add column configuration to patron category administration
  • [22191] Add column configuration to libraries administration

New System Preferences

  • AccountAutoReconcile
  • AllowRenewalOnHoldOverride
  • AutoReturnCheckedOutItems
  • AutoShareWithMana
  • EmailAddressForSuggestions
  • EmailPurchaseSuggestions
  • FallbackToSMSIfNoEmail
  • ILLModuleUnmediated
  • ILLOpacbackends
  • IllLog
  • IndependentBranchesTransfers
  • LibrisKey
  • LibrisURL
  • Mana
  • MaxItemsToDisplayForBatchMod
  • NoRenewalBeforePrecision
  • OPACOpenURLItemTypes
  • OPACShowOpenURL
  • OpacMoreSearches
  • OpenURLImageLocation
  • OpenURLResolverURL
  • OpenURLText
  • OrderPriceRounding
  • OverDriveUsername
  • PatronAnonymizeDelay
  • PatronRemovalDelay
  • RESTBasicAuth
  • RESTPublicAPI
  • SelfCheckAllowByIPRanges
  • SendAllEmailsTo
  • UnsubscribeReflectionDelay
  • UpdateItemLocationOnCheckin

To read more about this release see Jessie's recent blog post.

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