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28 November 2016

The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11

The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11

The 2nd major release in 2016 of Koha LMS, version 16.11 is announced, on schedule.

This release will include over 240 enhancements.

Koha 16.11 builds on the system's already robust functionality and adds many architecture improvements to make the impressive speed of this fully web based system even faster. Some key highlights of the 16.11 release include:

  • Added ability to place article requests and document delivery in Koha
  • Addition of a patron quick add form for on the fly patron additions
  • A new Housebound Readers Module, adding the ability to link deliverers, item choosers and homebound patrons on one account
  • Additional improvements to Koha's EDI ordering and invoicing functionality
  • Additional improvements to Syndetics and Novelist Select embedded content Improved ability to use Elastic as preferred search engine in Koha, adding speed and scalability to Koha's searching capabilities

Enhancements to REST API infrastructure, paving the way for Koha to be the most accessible and integrated ILS in the world

Added ability to place multiple holds per patron per record, allowing for multiple item level holds The many other features contained in the 16.11 release can be viewed in the full release notes.

Kyle Hall, Release Manager for Koha 16.11 commented on the newest release of Koha:

"Koha 16.11 contains many important architecture and plumbing improvements to the system which pave the way for the next few releases and the exciting enhancements lined up to be included. Because architecture improvements are typically behind the scenes they are more difficult to find funding for, so taking care of these improvements will result many long term gains for Koha."

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