Koha ILS

Koha Community Announces 21.11 Release

The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 21.11 release is available. This major release includes 4 new features, 196 enhancements, 388 bugfixes. Full release notes are available at https://koha-community.org/koha-21-11-released/

Release Manager, Jonathan Druart, recently commented on the release!

It was a pleasure to serve one more time as release manager, this version of Koha is the best one so far, enjoy it!

Access the Release

Koha 21.11.00 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

Koha 21.11.00 Manual can be found at:

Koha Schema can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 21.11.00 is

  • Release Manager: Jonathan Druart
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Agustín Moyano
    • Andrew Nugged
    • David Cook
    • Joonas Kylmälä
    • Julian Maurice
    • Kyle M Hall
    • Marcel de Rooy
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Nick Clemens
    • Petro Vashchuk
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Victor Grousset
  • Topic Experts:
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Elasticsearch — Fridolin Somers
    • Zebra — Fridolin Somers
    • Accounts — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Sally Healey
  • Packaging Manager: Mason James
  • Documentation Manager: David Nind
  • Documentation Team:
    • David Nind
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Wiki curators:
    • Thomas Dukleth
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 21.05 — Kyle M Hall
    • 20.11 — Fridolin Somers
    • 20.05 — Victor Grousset
    • 19.11 — Wainui Witika-Park
  • Release Maintainer assistants:
    • 21.05 — Nick Clemens
  • Release Maintainer mentors:
    • 19.11 — Aleisha Amohia

Thank You to our Library Partners for the Sponsorship of New Features

Bedford Public Library (TX)

Hunstville Madison County Public Library (AL)

Los Gatos Public Library (CA)

Thank You to our Library Partners and Staff who have Contributed Patches for Koha

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (156)
  • Nick Clemens (143)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (12)
  • Lucas Gass (22)
  • Kyle M Hall (45)
  • Owen Leonard (137)

Thank You to our Library Partners and Institutions who Contributed Patches for Koha

  • Altadena Library District (6)
  • Athens County Public Libraries (137)
  • ByWater-Solutions (222)
  • Theke Solutions (167)

Thank you to our Library Partners and Staff who Tested Patches for Koha

  • Azucena Aguayo (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (149)
  • Donna Bachowski (1)
  • Sara Brown (1)
  • Nick Clemens (241)
  • Rebecca Coert (3)
  • Holly Cooper (3)
  • Ben Daeuber (1)
  • Christopher Kellermeyer (6)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (66)
  • Lucas Gass (28)
  • Kyle M Hall (106)
  • Mark Hofstetter (1)
  • Abbey Holt (2)
  • Barbara Johnson (10)
  • Owen Leonard (84)
  • Kelly McElligott (9)
  • Eric Phetteplace (3)
  • Lisette Scheer (1)
  • Winfred Thompkins (1)
  • George Williams (3)

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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Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales and Outreach
ByWater Solutions

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