Koha How-To

Resource Rewind: September 2021

We put together a recap of our Koha news and educational content for the month of September in case you missed anything!

Fall Upgrade Related Blog Posts

Hold Cancellation: Reasons and Notices

Koha version 20.11 included an exciting pair of enhancements around the cancellation of holds.

Circulation Rules: Grouping Item Types

In Koha version 20.11, we have a new way to define how many items a patron can have checked out at a time.

Circulation Rules: decreaseLoanHighHolds and useDaysMode

Koha version 20.11 adds some great new flexibility to circulation rules and date due calculations.

Fall 2021 Upgrade Webinars and Q&A

Registration is officially open for our Fall 2021 upgrade What's New webinars! Each webinar will cover the new features and enhancements that we are most excited to share with our partners for Koha versions 20.11 and 21.05.

Subfield sequence: Create a default order for subfields

This new feature adds the ability to edit the default order of subfields for bib, item, and authority records. Now you can create frameworks that are even more customized to your library's needs and workflows!

Overdue and Lost Items in Koha 21.05: Restore Overdue Fines on Found Items

When a lost item is found, you can now tell Koha to restore any overdue charges that were forgiven when the item became lost.

Koha Question of the Week

What eContent Integrations are Available?

Learn more about the econtent integrations available with Koha.

Can we automate our student and faculty imports directly into Koha?

Learn how Koha can automate student and faculty imports from an SIS (student information systems).

What are the benefits to using the course reserves module?

Find out more about the course reserves module and its benefits.

What Enhancements Can Improve the Patron Experience in Our Koha Opac?

Learn more about some of the many enhancements available to improve the patron experience in the Koha OPAC.

How do we pause overdue fines?

Learn how to turn on and off overdue fines in Koha.

Monday Minutes

System Preference Interface Improvements

In this Monday Minutes, Jessie and Kelly cover some fabulous improvements in the Administration System Preferences.

Default Expire Date for Holds

In this week's Monday Minutes Kelly and Jessie talk about the the new system preference set a default expire date for holds.

New Logs are Added

In this Monday Minutes, Jessie and Kelly talk about the added logging ability within the News, Notices, and Acquisitions Module.

Automatically Link Authority Records

A new feature with Koha allows libraries to automatically link authority records while cataloging.

Other Blog Posts

Closing out your Budget in Koha Acquisitions

The end of the fiscal year is coming! Now, how do I close out my budget in Koha? In this Koha tutorial, we will walk you through closing the budget, options for moving the unspent funds and unreceived orders, and making your budget inactive.

Koha-US Presentations

Didn't get a chance to attend Koha-US this year? Watch presentations from ByWater Solutions' staff, library partners, and other knowledgeable members of the Koha Community!

Koha-US Presentations and Slides

Read more by Kalleen Marquise