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Paying Fines in Koha 3.6

With the release of Koha 3.6 came some improvements to the fine paying interface. This tutorial will show you those changes and how to use them in your library. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to my list of things to record.

Harvard Library Lab Videos

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Koha 3.6 Public Catalog Overview

For the final video for your patrons, a quick overview of the Koha OPAC. It assumes that you offer certain features that you may or may not offer, so please review the video before sharing with your patrons. If I show things that you don’t offer then it might make sense to use any of the other individual section videos to help your patrons. As always, if you have an  [ Read More ]

Batch Item Edits in Koha 3.6

Koha’s Batch Item Modification Tool is a handy way to edit multiple items at once. This tutorial will show you how to change values and remove values using this tool. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to my list of things to record.

Interview about Open Source on opensource.com

I recently gave an interview on opensource.com about libraries, open source, getting involved and educating everyone I can. Sharing is a fundamental part of the open source philosophy, and the same goes for libraries. Spreading, disseminating, and breaking down barries to gaining knowledge is a core mission of most library systems and their staff. That that end, libraries—which are essentially hubs of knowledge and gathering places for learning and continuing  [ Read More ]

Ordering from a Staged File in Koha 3.6

I was doing some training earlier this month and found that a feature I thought I knew did more than I thought! This tutorial will show you how to order from a staged file and will cover some of the new things I learned while training a new Koha library. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to  [ Read More ]

Open Source ILS Survey

I received this via email and thought you might all be interested in participating: This is a call for participation in a survey about the decision-making process of choosing a proprietary versus an open source integrated library system (ILS). The results will be tabulated and used to help other libraries learn from and use your experience as they make decisions regarding their ILSs. This survey is part of a research  [ Read More ]

Screencasts for Koha Bug/Ticket Reporting

Often I find myself writing a bug report or ticket that I know won’t make any sense to anyone but me. In those instances recording a short video of my actions usually makes me feel like I’ve made it easier for the developers or community members to understand what I’m reporting. This video will show you how to use Jing and Screencast.com to create your own short videos for bug  [ Read More ]

Advice for Beginners in the Koha Community

When I think back, I can’t remember my first involvement in the Koha community. I remember talking to Chris Cormack on IM nearly everyday before ever really communicating with the community has a whole. I remember trying to find a job working with Koha when it was time for me to move on from my first job, but still don’t remember really being involved in the community. I read a  [ Read More ]

Opensource.com People’s Choice

Last week I was named one of the three People’s Choice Awardees for opensource.com for 2013. First, thanks to those who voted! Second, if you haven’t been reading opensource.com you totally should be! There’s lots of great points of view and several library professionals writing for the site. If you’d like a place to start, check out my award winning article on how open source software should be developed in  [ Read More ]

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