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04 February 2014

Koha version 3.14 released

The Koha community is pleased to announce the release of version 3.14.0 of the Koha library automation system.

Koha 3.14.0 is a major functionality release that includes various new features, including:(see http://koha-community.org/ for full announcement)

  • A new default theme, “Bootstrap”, for the public catalog interface. The Bootstrap theme provides a responsive design that works well both for desktop web browsers and mobile devices.
  • A new course reserves module.
  • A new offline circulation module that is entirely browser-based
  • A revamp of the serials predication system which allows for significantly more flexibility in managing patterns.
  • The ability to create lists of patrons.
  • The ability to search for items to check out by keyword rather than barcode.
  • The ability to overlay item records during batch imports.
  • The ability to define rules (called MARC modification templates) for batch-modifying MARC records during import.
  • Numerous acquisitions workflow improvements, including the ability to move orders from one vendor to another, search acquisitions history, merge duplicate invoices, and get warnings if a new order would over-commit a fund.
  • Cataloging improvements including the ability to import authority record via Z39.50, the ability to merge authority records, and the ability to save and continue editing bib records.
  • Support for schema.org microdata in the OPAC to increase the visibility of your catalog to search engines.

There are also a number of under-the-hood improvements, including

  • Zebra DOM filter support for UNIMARC bib and authority records.
  • The introduction of an ORM, DBIx::Class.
  • Significantly improved unit test coverage.


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