Veli-Matti Häkkinen (Jyväskylän yliopisto)
Sirpa Janhonen (Varastokirjasto)
Esa-Pekka Keskitalo (Kansalliskirjasto)
Minna Kivinen (HAMK)
Mia Kujala (XAMK)
Joonas Kylmälä (Kansalliskirjasto)
Andrii Vashchuk (Kansalliskirjasto) (might get to 2nd part of the meeting, have overlap)
Petro Vashchuk (Kansalliskirjasto)
Johanna Miettunen (Haaga-Helia)
Christian Nelson (Tritonia)
Anneli Österman (Koha-Suomi)

1. Version updates

1.1. Koha build 280 upgrade to next one (308) with the latest fixes from Community master

  • 31 May 1 volunteer to be the pilot (Hamk, and next week (7 June) for all the rest.
  • Upgrades done, minor glitches fixed. 
    • Scandinavian characters problem in title search: Capital ÅÄÖ needs to be typed capital, otherwise the title is not found. 
  • For indices, see below.
  • Next upgrades in autumn

2. Issues

  • Acquisitions price are incorrect (HAMK, XAMK)
    • In acquisition one should be careful to fill up all price fields when receiving items. Koha does not anymore update automatically Unitprice -fields when receiving items.
    • Ticket required → Redmine → Palaute-projekti
    • Reporting to Bugzilla may often result in quick fixes.
    • Nothing new to report on June 15th
  • Voyager fines: there are some fines remaining from Voyager time where fines were still in accruing situation in Voyager. There was incorrect information if the item was returned or not.
    • SQL-query that will list these fines is: 
    • SELECT * FROM accountlines WHERE debit_type_code="overdue" and itemnumber is null and amountoutstanding > 0 
    • Are there results to report in the first place? If there are such, libraries should check how these look like and then fix fines in table.
    • Fees should be fixed after updating to 20.XX version.
    • Myös Kohan aikaisia maksuja tulee kyselyyn, jos nide on poistettu.
    • KK has not have time to look at this yet.
    • Mia has sent details about their case to koha-posti.
    • Nothing new to report on June 15th
  •  Indexes
    • 15.6.2021 NEW PROBLEM, see above about stand characters. 
    • FIXED 15.6.2021? -Some errors still linger, regarding hyphens and special characters. 
    • DONE 15.6.2021?May be a new indexing for everyone at some point. 
    • Libraries should notify about new needs. → Superlibrarians. 
    • Search of holdings still missing, must wait holdings support in the CV. 
    • Situation May 18yh: Indexing wg is finalising the specifications, next meeting. Aim is, that Vaski libraries will go to production with the latest specs. 

3. Development tasks

  • Development tasks are listed on KIWI -page Update schedule and progress tracking. All development tasks are numbered on list so that it is easier to refer to each task.
    • Issues that will need status review or discussion:

3.1. Priority 1 tasks

  • #F16 - Christian will ask from Finna-posti
    • April 20th. Works as it is for the time being. Finna contemplates improvements. The original way in Finna was better. 
    • This causes lots of work. 
    • No news from Finna on May 18th. 
    • If library has materials for reference use (not for loan), and is using several itemtypes for same location, one can use Finna translations to hide Koha's itemtype description, e.g.
      • status_Laina-aika 0 vrk HH = "Ei lainattavissa"
      • status_Laina-aika 0 vrk = "Ei lainattavissa"
    • Instructions by Finna have been fixed. Works now.
  • CCode and shelfing location
    • This will be addressed in the autumn due to scheduling issues. Libraries may of course do planning meanwhile. 

3.2. Development and maintenance


  • June 15th: General picture: we have almost all items on priority level 1 and 2 done and very probably all will be dealt with before summer.
  • Kehitystoiveet
  • It is important to document Priority 3 issues in Bugzilla. As we do not intend to look at these, we need to notify the community in case someone else were willing to take it up. 
  • The relevant libraries need to contribute, reports cannot be written by there. → Superlibrarians 

 Kehitys ja ylläpito 2021


  • Kansalliskirjaston päivitys DONE
  • Tilastot: KITT, yhteenliittymän kustannustenjako, Sanasto, julkaisutilasto; Muut tehty, julkaisutilasto odottaa
  • Alustapalvelun kehittäminen CSC:n kanssa, suunnittelun aloittaminen: aloitettu. Palvelinratkaisun suhteen haasteista tehdään listaa.
  • Ylläpitotehtäviä


  • Prioriteetti 1 -kehitystehtävät: dependenssien tarkistukset ja korjaukset
  • Alustapalvelun kehittäminen CSC:n kanssa, suunnittelu
  • Tilastointihackathon? 17.2.2021
  • Ylläpitotehtäviä





4 Action logs

How long to keep action logs and deleted data in database  

  • Old issues needs discussion.

    Mitä tehdään vanhojen lainojen kanssa tilanteessa, että on maksamaton maksu ja esim. 3v vanha palautettu laina, joka liittyy siihen. Lainatietoa ei haluttane poistaa ennen kuin maksu on käsitelty. Bugiraportin voisi laittaa yhteisöön jos halutaan, että palautettuja lainoja, joihin liittyy maksamaton maksu, ei poisteta. Siivousajoa ei ole laitettu kirjastoille ennen kun saadaan selvyys asiaan.

    • Discussion March 16th: 
      • Barcode alone is not enough information. It tells about the item that cause the payment, but nothing about the transaction, i.e. no info of checkout date, due date...
      • Some libraries no so keen on fines if the item is returned. Others have kept them longer than 3 years. 
      • Might suggest a new filed, or adding the data to "notes"
      • https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=27080

      • "If due payments, retain all data".

Patron pseudonymization

5 Statistics

Statistics - need change to statistics table?

  • Working Group:
    • Minna, Christian, Esa-Pekka, Inkeri Hakulinen
    • 2021-06-04 Tilastopalaveri
    • In brief following additions are suggested:
    • Patron data
      • categorycode, customer group (asiakasryhmä) ; ollut usercode, ei ole enää?
      • borrower_attributes: STAT_CAT, statistics group
      • (question) branchcode, home library. Discussed the merits of this. Not actively used and updated in all libraries. 
    • Item data
      • homebrach, niteen kotipaikka
      • itemcallnumber, niteen hyllypaikka
    • Methdod of issuing, renewal
      • basically, the interface used: staff GUI, SIP, API 

Server Access

  • Needs to check the instructions. Usernames still missing? 
  • XAMK has access to the server but no db usernames. 
  • JYU: working. 

6 Next meeting 

  • Tuesday afternoon, every 3rd Tue of the month
  • → 17.8.2021 klo 13-14.30.
  • Ari and Anneli from Koha-Suomi will be invited, too.
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