Koha ILS

Koha Community Announces 19.11 Release

The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open source library system, announced this week that the Koha 19.11 release is available. This major release includes 7 security fixes, 20 new features, 146 enhancements, 367 bugfixes. Full release notes are available at: https://koha-community.org/koha-19-11-release/.

Martin Renvoize, 19.11 Release Manager, recently commented on the release:

It is the work of many librarians, developers and community members who
have donated a huge number of hours to keep the project moving forward. My
thanks go out to all who contributed.

This is my first release as a release manager and I'd like to extend my
personal thanks to those who preceded me and helped guide me. I am hugely
grateful to have had the support of such a team.

Special thanks go out to Mason James, for stepping in at the last minute
and taking on the packaging of the release for the community repositories.

Access the Release

Koha 19.11.00 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

Full Documentation

Release Team

The release team for Koha 19.11.00 is

  • Release Manager: Martin Renvoize
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Nick Clemens
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Nick Clemens
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Kyle Hall
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Alex Arnaud
    • ILS-DI — Arthur Suzuki
    • Authentication — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Michal Denár
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Lisette Scheer
    • Arthur Suzuki
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: David Nind
  • Documentation Team:
    • Andy Boze
    • Caroline Cyr La Rose
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 19.05 — Fridolin Somers
    • 18.11 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Liz Rea

Sponsorship of New Features

We thank the following ByWater Solutions' Partners who have sponsored new features in Koha!

  • [23624] Count rows in report without (potentially) consuming all memory
    Sponsored by FLO Fenway Libraries Online, Fenway Library Organization and HELM Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts
  • [23522] Show “Actual price” in basket when available
    Sponsored by Virginia Tech Libraries
  • [20292] Filter/censor info sent via SIP
    Sponsored by Duchesne County Library and Uintah Library System
  • [20954] Add ability to set syspref overrides in SIP as we can in Apache
    Sponsored by SEKLS SouthEast Kansas Library System
  • [14697] Extend and enhance “Claims returned” lost status
    Sponsored by Fargo Public Library and NCRLvNorth Central Regional Library System
  • [19618] Add ‘Club Holds’ feature
    Sponsored by SEKLS - SouthEast Kansas Library System
  • [17179] Advanced editor: Add keyboard shortcuts to repeat (duplicate) a field, and cut text Sponsored by Round Rock Public Library
  • [17178] Add a popup/keyboard shortcuts for diacritics and symbols in the advanced cataloging editor Sponsored by Round Rock Public Library
  • [17168] Add a command line script for updating patron category based on status
    Sponsored by Round Rock Public Library
  • [14570] Make it possible to add multiple guarantors to a record
    Sponsored by NEKLS Northeast Kansas Library System and VOKAL Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries
  • [15497] Limit item types by library
    Sponsored by CKLS Central Kansas Library System, NKLS Northeast Kansas Library System and SEKLS SouthEast Kansas Library System
  • [23626] Add a system preference to limit the number of rows of data used when charting or exporting report results
    Sponsored by FLO Fenway Library Organization and HELM Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts
  • [23625] ArticleRequestsMandatoryFields* only affects field labels, does not make inputs required
    Sponsored by CCA California College of the Arts

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, HTML5, 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: http://koha-community.org/.

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com.

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Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions

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