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My Reading History in Koha 3.6

Another in our series for patrons. This video shows how to access your reading history via the OPAC. 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.

Leaving Comments in Koha 3.6

Another video for our patrons. This tutorial will walk patrons through leaving comments in the OPAC. 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.

MarcEdit to offer Direct Koha ILS Integration

MarcEdit, a free MARC editor/manipulator is going to offer Koha integration in its next release! At this point, the program is primarily supporting search and update/creation of records. Essentially, users will select their ILS system from the list of supported ILS’s (at this point, just Koha) and MarcEdit will add a new option to the MarcEditor window. I’ve been working hard over Thanksgiving so that a first version of this  [ Read More ]

Updating Personal Information in Koha 3.6

The next in the series of videos for our patrons. This will walk patrons through updating their personal information in the Koha OPAC. Remember that you have to actually allow patrons to do this for this video to be of any use. 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.

Open Source Scare Tactics

I posted this originally over on my work site, but thought it bared repeating to a bigger audience. I recently heard something a bit disturbing from a library friend and thought I should use this as a teaching opportunity. This library friend was doing research on ILSes and was told by a proprietary company’s sales person that with an open source system, such as Koha, if they don’t contribute to  [ Read More ]

Contribute to Open Source

I’ve been saying for years that anyone can contribute to open source – you don’t have to be a programmer to have a valuable contribution. This post by Barbara Shaurette has a great list of ways you can contribute including one I had never thought of: Members of the open source community are still trying to figure out exactly where best to start helping, but one place to begin is  [ Read More ]

Making Purchase Suggestions in Koha 3.6

This week we have a tutorial video to help your patrons make purchase suggestions via the OPAC. 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.

Free Intro to Koha 3.10 Webinars

It seems like just yesterday we were offering Koha 3.8 demos, but last week Koha 3.10 was released and so it’s time to start showing you what’s new! Join us for one of the following free Koha 3.10 demo webinars. We’ll cover what Koha can do for your library with a focus on the newest features in this great release: Date: Monday, December 3, 2012 Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00  [ Read More ]

Renewing Items via the OPAC in Koha 3.6

To continue our series of videos for your patrons, this tutorial video will show your patrons how to renew their own items via the OPAC. 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.

What government can learn from open source

I wanted to share my notes with you all from this TED talk with Clay Shirky. You can watch the video – and I recommend that you do – but since I took notes I figured I’d share my textual summary as well! Clay talked about NeverSeconds a blog where a student reviewed her lunches. She was then told she couldn’t take pictures in the lunchroom anymore. That of course  [ Read More ]

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