The NExpress system is being upgraded to Koha 3.18.4 this weekend. Below are selected highlights of new features/fixes in the upgrade that you might be interested in. ByWater Solutions (our support vendor) also has put together an upgrade information page, including training videos, if you’re interested. If you catalog at all PLEASE make sure you take a look at that section of changes. There’s a couple of major changes to the z39.50 search window and a couple of helpful changes when you’re editing/adding an item.
We need the immediate help of every NExpress library (what to do is at the end of this post) to clear old items that are still marked in NExpress as being in transit yet may be on your shelves. Here’s why:
At last week’s users group meeting, we discussed testing a different way that libraries are picked for the holds queue. Currently, this is done through a manually maintained library list, set by NExpress staff based on lending and borrowing (ILL) statistics in NExpress; however reordering the holds queue this way has resulted in far too much volatility at many libraries in holds and courier numbers.