Fourteen ByWater Partner Libraries Bring Features to Koha 3.18

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Fourteen ByWater Partner Libraries Bring Features to Koha 3.18

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, has upgraded their partner library systems to Koha 3.18! Koha 3.18 includes 14 new features, 120 enhancements and 487 fixes. Fourteen of ByWater’s Koha partner libraries sponsored developments in this release.

ByWater and the Koha community thank the following libraries for their contributions to Koha 3.18:

In addition to the partner sponsored developments, Koha 3.18 includes:

  • An option to upload scanned invoices
  • A Rotating Collections tool
  • A way to track who has on-site checkouts
  • Automatic renewals
  • A search form for items
  • The ability to configure what columns show in tables
  • A view to staged MARC records that shows the difference between records
  • A batch record deletion tool
  • A way to optionally report usage statistics to Koha community (HEA)

About Koha:
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies,XHTML, CSS and Javascript,making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit:

About ByWater Solutions:

With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: