Koha ILS

Koha Community Announces 23.05 Release

The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 23.05 release is available. Koha 23.05 is a major release, that comes with 26 new features, 145 enhancements, 701 bugfixes. You can read more at https://koha-community.org/koha-23-05-released/.

Tomas, 23.05 Release Manager, and Software and System Maintainer, commented on the release.

This was supposed to be a quiet release, fixing things the challenging previous release had left unpolished… but it wasn’t. We cannot help but want to move faster and provide the users with more and more features.

We have several new contributors and developers, with new questions and points of view, pushing us to give the best and do better each day.

Thanks to everyone for the chance to be part of this, and for being around when the community needs you.

Access the Release

Koha 23.05 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

Koha 23.05 Manual can be found at:

Koha Schema can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 23.05.00 is

  • Release Manager: Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Martin Renvoize
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Aleisha Amohia
    • Nick Clemens
    • David Cook
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Lucas Gass
    • Victor Grousset
    • Kyle M Hall
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
    • Fridolin Somers
  • Topic Experts:
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Zebra — Fridolin Somers
    • REST API — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Aleisha Amohia
    • Indranil Das Gupta
  • Packaging Manager: Mason James
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr La Rose
  • Documentation Team:
    • Aude Charillon
    • David Nind
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Manager: Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Wiki curators:
    • Thomas Dukleth
    • Katrin Fischer
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 22.11 — PTFS Europe (Martin Renvoize, Matt Blenkinsop, Jacob O’Mara, Pedro Amorim)
    • 22.05 — Lucas Gass
    • 21.11 — Arthur Suzuki
    • 21.05 — Wainui Witika-Park

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

ByWater Solutions' Partners Sponsor Development in Koha 23.05 Release

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (210)
  • Nick Clemens (152)
  • Laura Escamilla (1)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (2)
  • Lucas Gass (63)
  • Kyle M Hall (66)
  • Emily Lamancusa (1)
  • Owen Leonard (158)

Thank you to our Libraries Partners and Community Partners who contributed patches to Koha

  • Athens County Public Libraries (158)
  • BibLibre (125)
  • ByWater Solutions (282)
  • Montgomery County Public Libraries (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (203)
  • Theke Solutions (230)

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

  • Michael Adamyk (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1491)
  • Bob Bennhoff (1)
  • Catrina Berka (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (5)
  • Felicity Brown (2)
  • Nick Clemens (233)
  • Bob Bennhoff – CLiC (7)
  • Laura Escamilla (21)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (42)
  • Brendan Gallagher (1)
  • Lucas Gass (107)
  • Kyle M Hall (203)
  • Evelyn Hartline (1)
  • Heather Hernandez (8)
  • Barbara Johnson (21)
  • Emily Lamancusa (6)
  • Sam Lau (1)
  • Owen Leonard (64)
  • LMSCloudPaulD (1)
  • Lisette Scheer (2)

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.

For More Information

Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales and Outreach
ByWater Solutions

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