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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.

Reports in Koha 3.2

Koha’s reporting tool is one of my favorite features of the ILS. This tutorial only scratches the surface of how you use the reporting tool in Koha, but it should give you a good foundation for using it in your library. 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.

Using the News Tool in Koha 3.2 and 3.4

The Koha News Tool allows librarians to post news items to the OPAC and the staff client. In Koha 3.4 the news tool can also be used to add news items to your circulation receipts or slips. This tutorial will walk you through the simple steps of adding and viewing news items. If you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to  [ Read More ]

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