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Koha Community Announces 20.11 Release

The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 20.11 release is available. This major release includes 9 new features, 354 enhancements, 412 bugfixes. Full release notes are available at

Release Manager, Jonathan Druart, recently commented on the release! "I would like to thank the whole development core team for our constant communication improvement.We managed to better focus on the same topics at the same time and we are going to enhance Koha quicker and greatly in the next cycle. I am really looking forward to continue what we started over the last 6 months! Mason, our package manager, did an impressive work the last couple of cycles to improve our packaging system, thanks to him! Thanks to BibLibre, ByWater Solution and PTFS Europe for their continuous support and trust in me.'

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Release Team
The release team for Koha 20.11.00 is

Release Manager: Jonathan Druart
Release Manager assistants:
Martin Renvoize
Tomás Cohen Arazi
QA Manager: Katrin Fischer

QA Team:
Marcel de Rooy
Joonas Kylmälä
Josef Moravec
Tomás Cohen Arazi
Nick Clemens
Kyle Hall
Martin Renvoize
Alex Arnaud
Julian Maurice
Matthias Meusburger

Topic Experts:
Elasticsearch — Frédéric Demians
REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
UI Design — Owen Leonard
Zebra — Fridolin Somers
Accounts — Martin Renvoize
CAS/Shibboleth — Matthias Meusburger
Bug Wranglers:
Michal Denár
Holly Cooper
Henry Bolshaw
Lisette Scheer
Mengü Yazıcıoğlu
Packaging Manager: Mason James

Documentation Managers:
Caroline Cyr La Rose
David Nind
Documentation Team:
Martin Renvoize
Donna Bachowski
Lucy Vaux-Harvey
Kelly McElligott
Jessica Zairo
Chris Cormack
Henry Bolshaw
Jon Drucker
Translation Manager: Bernardo González Kriegel

Release Maintainers:
20.05 — Lucas Gass
19.11 — Aleisha Amohia
19.05 — Victor Grousset

Release Maintainer mentors:
19.11 — Hayley Mapley
19.05 — Martin Renvoize

Thank You to our Library Partners for the Sponsorship of New Features:
Cooperative Information Network (CIN) [19889] LocalHoldsPriority needs exclusions
Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) [20936] Holds history for patrons in OPAC
Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS) [23820] Club hold pickup locations should be able to default to patron’s home library

Thank You to our Library Partners who have Contributed Patches for Koha:
Tomás Cohen Arazi (138)
Nick Clemens (173)
Andrew Fuerste-Henry (13)
Lucas Gass (22)
Kyle M Hall (91)
Owen Leonard (209)
Liz Rea (1)
Lisette Scheer (3)
Joe Sikowitz (2)

Thank You to our Library Partners who Tested Patches for Koha:
Athens County Public Libraries (209)
ByWater-Solutions (299)
Chetco Community Public Library (2)
Fenway Library Organization (2)
Latah County Library District (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha:
Tomás Cohen Arazi (168)
Donna Bachowski (3)
Bob Bennhoff (11)
Christopher Brannon (14)
Nick Clemens (146)
Rebecca Coert (7)
Sarah Cornell (1)
Andrew Fuerste-Henry (65)
Daniel Gaghan (3)
Jeff Gaines (1)
Bonnie Gardner (1)
Lucas Gass (20)
Todd Goatley (1)
Kyle M Hall (118)
Heather Hernandez (5)
Abbey Holt (7)
Barbara Johnson (20)
Jill Kleven (1)
Rhonda Kuiper (1)
Owen Leonard (78)
Jennifer Marlatt (1)
Jesse Maseto (1)
Kelly McElligott (17)
Kim Peine (3)
Liz Rea (14)
Jason Robb (4)
Lisette Scheer (29)
Michael Springer (1)
Debi Stears (1)
Myka Kennedy Stephens (1)
Deb Stephenson (1)
George Williams (1)
Jessica Zairo (2)
Christofer Zorn (4)

Thank you to our Library Partners who contributed to the Koha manual:
Kelly McElligott (9)
Kyle M Hall (1)

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

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

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