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Search to Hold in Koha 3.4

Up until Koha 3.4 you always had to place a hold from a bib record, now you can start at the patron record and then search the system for a bib to place a hold on. This tutorial will walk you through that process. 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.

Creating a batch of spine labels in Koha 3.4

After you finish cataloging in Koha you need to print out your spine labels. Once you have a layout all set, you just need to create a batch and print your labels. Koha 3.4 has a minor difference in display over 3.2 and so this updated video will take that into account. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add  [ Read More ]

KohaCon12: Ebsco’s EDS and Koha

Up this morning is Lee Miller from the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library. Lee has asked us to close our laptops for the start of her talk – but I am the exception so I can blog her talk! She wanted us to be left without a connection during her talk to show that there are people out there who are not as lucky as us to have broadband. Discovery also  [ Read More ]

KohaCon12: Offline Circulation

My colleague at ByWater, Kyle Hall, was up next talking about the Koha Offline Circulation Tool. Kyle wrote the first offline circulation tool in 2006 and within the last year rewrote the whole thing to make it work with latest releases of Koha. With 3.8 we also have another offline circulation tool to use – this one is a Firefox plugin. Kyle started with a demo of the desktop application.  [ Read More ]

KohaCon12: My Presentations

For those who were unable to attend KohaCon (or those who were there and want to see them again) here are the slides from my two presentations at KohaCon this week. Open Source: Freedom and Community View more presentations from Nicole C. Engard Training on Koha View more presentations from Nicole C. Engard Technorati Tags: kohacon12, kohacon, koha

My colleague at ByWater Solutions, Joy Nelson, was up this morning. She started mentioning that migration is not as easy as moving information from point A to B. It’s about getting things to fit in the right spot and at the end of the day it’s not the data that tells you you’re done, it’s the people. You have to keep a good relationship with your client: Manage expectations Communicate  [ Read More ]

KohaCon12: It’s all about the people!

Open source (and Koha) is about a lot more than the code and the programmers – it’s about the community. So with Koha, how does the community work? Chris Cormack broke it down for us in to some very simple steps! People are always on IRC talking about Koha and our lives (Stats) The Mailing Lists are very active (as the last speaker mentioned) and are a great way to  [ Read More ]

KohaCon12: Koha 3.8 What’s New?

Paul was up first talking about Koha 3.8. He highlighted for us the features he thought were most important. First some numbers! 1087 changes were made to the source code! Some were small and some very large. 71 different contributors 26 organizations contributed (this uses the email domain – so it might be more) The youngest contributor to Koha was 14!! During the Catalyst Open Source Academy in NZ The  [ Read More ]

Overriding Renewal Limits in Koha 3.2

Koha 3.2 allows staff to override renewal limits if the system preferences are set properly. Sometimes it can be hard to see how to use this new feature, so this short tutorial will show you exactly where to look to override renewal limits. 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.

Serials in Koha 3.2

Managing serials can be a daunting task in any ILS. This tutorial will give you an overview of adding a simple subscription in Koha 3.2. 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.

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