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Tagging in Koha 3.6

This is the start of a series of videos I’m doing for you to share with your patrons. I have hopefully made these videos generic enough to work for any of your libraries. This video will show your patrons how to add tags via the Koha 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  [ Read More ]

Merging Bib Records in Koha 3.4

I’ve already shown you how to merge bibliographic records in Koha 3.2, but the process has changed (for the better) in 3.4, so here’s an updated tutorial for you all. 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.

Search Groups in Koha 3.4

In Koha you can limit your search to one branch, but did you know that you can group branches together and search a group of branches? This tutorial will show you how to set up and use search groups in Koha 3.4. 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’s new in Ubuntu?

Lifehacker has a nice summary of the features in the newest release of Ubuntu. Among the new features: Webapps On Your Desktop Online Search and File Previews in the Dash A New Photo Lens in the Dash Ubuntu One Adds File Sharing, a Mac Client No More Unity 2D for Low Power Devices If you haven’t checked it out recently look at this email I got from a librarian several  [ Read More ]

WordPress Plugins

In preparation for a workshop I’m doing with Polly Farrington at Internet Librarian I’ve been creating a bibliography of WordPress plugins. Here’s what I have so far: Akismet All in One SEO Pack Best Plugins For Everything Best WordPress Plugins Broken Link Checker Cimy User Extra Fields Contact Form 7 EasyRotator for WordPress – Slider Plugin Editorial Calendar Exploit Scanner FeedStats Google Analytics for WordPress Google XML Sitemaps Grid Columns  [ Read More ]

Specify Due Date in Koha 3.4

When checking items out in Koha 3.4 you have the option to override the circulation rules by specifying a due date. This tutorial video will show you how to do this. 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.

Usability and User Testing

Most of you know that I teach WordPress classes for libraries. One of the things that I always have trouble with is teaching plugins. There are so many different plugins out there and they all work differently. Some you install and that’s it, some you install and have to set up, some have their own control panel and others put their menus under Settings or Tools. It’s hard to explain  [ Read More ]

CA Law to Produce Open Source Textbooks

This from Ars Technica: Two bills were signed in to law in California recently. One to create the textbooks and the other to establish a California Digital Open Source Library to host them. According to a legislative summary, the textbook bill would “require the California Open Education Resources Council to determine a list of 50 lower division courses in the public postsecondary segments for which high-quality, affordable, digital open source  [ Read More ]

Evaluating Open Source

There are many guides out there on evaluating open source. I also have my own opinions on the matter. This guide from OStatic though is pretty thorough and worth adding to your resources on the topic of evaluating open source. One of the best benefits to open source software is how it can fill in the gaps when developing applications. At times it makes sense to look around and see  [ Read More ]

Creating Patron Cards in Koha 3.4

In addition to allowing you to create labels, Koha can print out patron cards. This tutorial walks you through some of the basics of creating a patron membership card. 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.

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