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.
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.
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 ]
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.
Digsby is an instant message client with a pretty nice interface. I wasn’t using it in the past because I wanted to go with an open source alternative and I was liked Adium. That said, TechCrunch is reporting that Digsby has gone open source and so I might have to try it out again! The move gives a new lease of life to Digsby, which integrates different messaging and email [ Read More ]
Part of serials management sometimes includes routing serials to specific staff members before putting the item on the shelf for the public. This practice is common in special and academic libraries. The following video will walk you through creating and printing routing lists using the serials module in Koha. This video assumes that you have already set up at least one subscription in Koha, if you haven’t you might be [ Read More ]
Koha comes with many handy frameworks out of the box, but as we all know, all libraries are different. This tutorial will cover editing an existing framework to meet the needs of 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.
One of the most critical administrative tasks in Koha is setting up your circulation and fine rules. This video, while a bit longer than most of my tutorials, covers this very necessary task of setting up Koha to circulate your items according to your specific rules. 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 [ Read More ]
This is a neat little summary of the proprietary companies out there using open source. The article starts with a neat claim: So if you are going to master software you must master open source. You can’t do it otherwise. There is no way to succeed in a services world without it. And goes on to list companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Intel who are both using [ Read More ]
This article from CNET is pretty cool (well cool to this open source advocate at least): Forget LinkedIn: Companies turn to GitHub to find tech talent Because engineers and designers can post their work for all to see, more and more companies are realizing they can see what people can actually do, not just say they can do. If you don’t know, GitHub is one of many sites out there [ Read More ]