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Koha Question of the Week: When Will the Next Upgrade Be?

Each Friday, we will bring you a new Koha Question of the Week. We will select real questions that we receive and share the answers with you!

Question: When Will the Next Upgrade Be? What is the Upgrade Process Like?

Each year, the ByWater Team rolls out two major upgrades for our library partners. Our second major upgrade this year will be to Koha 21.05 and will begin in November 2021.

ByWater is typically about 6 months behind the available Koha Community releases. We do this purposefully so that we can thoroughly test enhancements and make sure we can build documentation and training resources for our library partners. Basically, we do the work so you don't have to!

During this time, Early Adopters, select libraries who are enthusiastic about the new features and excellent bug sleuths, upgrade their production environments to 21.05. These public, academic, and specialty libraries put the new version through its paces in real world library environments and provide critical feedback to our developers and support team.

Leading up to the release on your library's Koha system, we will have a number of resources available for your library staff. We will offer:

  • Blog posts, tutorial videos, and Monday Minutes on the release
  • Webinars that you can attend live or watch on-demand
  • Communication about the date of your upgrade via Koha system message, email blasts, and phone calls

We do everything in our power to make sure the transition is smooth for you, your staff, and your patrons!

Related Resources

Koha: 21.05 Upgrade Notes

Links to all information on 21.05 (this will be updated as content is added)

Read more by Kalleen Marquise

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