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Koha 3.2 Status

  1. 1. Koha 3.2 Update Galen Charlton, Release Manager for 3.2, LibLime Paul Poulain, Release Manger for 2.x, BibLibre
  2. 2. Goals • Koha 3.2 is an ambitious release • New acquisitions module • Holdings support • Many circulation improvements • Improving stability
  3. 3. RFCs http://wiki.koha.org/doku.php?id=en:development:rfcs3.2
  4. 4. RFCs continued • Not all RFCs will be implemented for 3.2 • Some were just proposals • Others didn’t end up being sponsored • Tempis fugit
  5. 5. Big features • New acquisitions module • Developed by BibLibre • In production one of their customers • BibLibre working to submit patches for 3.2 • Review and testing period
  6. 6. Big features • Holdings structure • Introduces “summary” records to Koha • LibLime developing; sponsored by WALDO • Entering testing by WALDO
  7. 7. WALDO circulation features • Proxy patrons • Fines thresholds • Callslips • Recalls • Hourly loans • Email checkout slips
  8. 8. Other circulation features • Calculate fines in days debarred • BibLibre - patch submited and available in 3.0.1, will make its way to 3.2 soon • Introducing Alloy Computing • Place hold on multiple items
  9. 9. Circulation continued • Additional hold request improvements sponsored by NEKLS • Course Reserves - Integration with ReservesDirect
  10. 10. OPAC enhancements • Support for enhanced content providers • Syndetics • LibraryThing (coming) • Babelthèque • Tag multiple items
  11. 11. Cataloging • ‡biblios.net integration • Improved browse indexes • ISBN13 normalization (sponsored by PISD) • Item bulk status change • BibLibre working on this • LibLime also working on global change
  12. 12. Cataloging • Brief records • Record maintenance • Deleted records
  13. 13. Serials • General improvements to serials display and prediction pattern management • More control over display of recently checked in issues (WALDO)
  14. 14. Administration • Improved system preferences editor • All together now: thanks, Jesse!
  15. 15. Reporting • Improvements to guided reports
  16. 16. Miscellaneous • Granular permissions (new acquisitions module already implements some of these) • Internet Explorer compatibility improvements (WALDO) • Improvements to overdue report (PISD) • Improved OAI-PMH server (Tamil) • URL checker (Tamil)
  17. 17. More • There will be at least one cool new thing from coming from the KohaCon development meeting this weekend
  18. 18. Timeline • Remember what I said about ambitious? • I’ll be discussing precise timelines with the developers ... but production release of Koha 3.2 will most likely be late summer or early autumn • 3.1 release for testing in early summer
  19. 19. Thanks! • Galen Charlton • Paul Poulain

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