Newsletter BibLibre November 2014


Welcome in the BibLibre newsletter of November 2014. This month the introduction will be about our international development and our implication in the Coral community. Then we will highlight the new features in Bokeh and Piwik. The biblical library of Jerusalem, the Stockholm University, the town of Étoile sur Rhône and the Stenay library in the Meuse trusted us this month. And then, we will be at the semantic web conference in Bonn, Germany at the begining of december.

After having focused our effots developping Koha‘s notoriety in France during the early years of BibLibre, we now focus part of our efforts toward the international, in Europe and beyond. The Stockholm University library (70,000 students and 2.5 million books) requested our help to test Koha circulation module for their libraries. We will also host in the following weeks the biblical library of Jerusalem (500,000 records). The library used Koha for many years now, they even made some specific developments, and they want to merge them with the community version, in order to start using it again.

I take advantage of this edito to talk in details about our implication in Coral. While we are installing the Open Source Electronic Ressource Management System in Lyon 1, we continue our implication in the community. BibLibre will host the future Coral community website ( and I am now part of the leading team. We will also add to the community version the features requested by Lyon 1. We will detail them in a future blog post here (do not hesitate to suscribe to our newsletter to receive our new blog posts). We will soon release a 100% hosted version of Coral that will be available for any library worldwide.

Last but not least, like every year, we are looking for two interns this summer. One of them will work on Koha, the other on Coral. These 3 months minimum internships (php or Perl, Open Source and web languages, agile development) will be the opportunity for the chosen ones to work in direct contact with the two communities and participate in the development of these software. If you know someone that could be interested or if you are yourself, do not hesitate to send us an application at

Paul Poulain

Software updates

Bokeh 6.54, 6.55 and 6.56

During the month of October and November, 3 new versions of Bokeh were released.

The version 6.54.0 adds the article redirection, the LECTURA authentification from Bokeh, the substitution of texts and the translation support for spanish among others. You will find the release notes here: Changelog Bokeh 6.54.0

The version 6.55.0 adds the clean URL creation to access profiles and pages and the genre in the library localisation criteria among others. You will find the release notes here: Changelog Bokeh 6.55.0

The version 6.56.0 adds some modifications in the training module, the possibility of usign the 933 to do some 856 and some non regression test on the ILS Vsmart and Pergame. You will find the release notes here: Changelog Bokeh 6.56.0

Piwik 2.8 and 2.9

A new version of Piwik was released during october and an other one during november.

The version 2.8 is rated critical because its contain some security enhancements. Many bugs have also been removed. You will find the entire modification list here: Changelog Piwik 2.8.0

The version 2.9 is a major version with 58 bugs corrected.  You will find the entire modification list here: Changelog Piwik 2.9.0

New customers

Biblical library of Jerusalem (Koha)

The biblical school of Jerusalem trust BibLibre for the hosting and maintenance of Koha. The library used Koha for many years and BibLibre will help them to install the last community version.

Stockholm University library (Koha circulation module test)

As we explained in the introduction, the Stockholm University Library trust BibLibre to test the circulation module of Koha for their libraries.

Étoile-sur-Rhône (Koha)

The town of Étoile-sur-Rhône chose Koha with BibLibre for its new ILS. BibLibre will be in charge of the training, hosting and maintenance of Koha.

Stenay library in the Meuse (Pikoloco)

The library of Stenay in the Meuse joined Koha thanks to the contract we have with the Meuse Regional library. The regional library will train the librarians and do the first level maintenance. BibLibre is in charge of the second level maintenance and the hosting of Koha.

Upcoming events


From December 1st to 3rd, 2014, Semantic Web in Libraries Conference or SWIB14 will be held in Bonn, Germany. Paul and Gaetan will be there and they will meet Katrin, Koha’s QA manager and they will talk about Koha in off. If you are attending the conference too, do not hesitate to contact us! To know more about the #SWIB14 :


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