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Koha FAQ

We are pleased to announce the release of a new system preference for Koha:IndependantSuggestions

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This system preference allows you to limit suggestions that you see in acqusitions to your branch only. This is an alternative to the system preference IndependantBranches (which also alllows this but restricts the visibility of other items as well).

When ordered through acquisitions, Suggestions are now also correctly marked ORDERED once processed (they were staying in status APPROVED).

We have created a new system preference for Koha: SearchGlobalBranch.

This system preference allows you to specify a branch which is always searched in addition to any specific branch selected.  Typically this would be your "electronic resources" branch. 

To use this feature, click on Administration then click Global System Preferences.    Click on the Local Use tab and then click on the New preference button a system preference as follows:

Explanation: Aways search this branch

Variable: SearchGlobalBranch

Value: ELECTRONIC  (or your global branch code)

eg:

 SearchGlobalBranch

Yes.  First you need to upload your holdings to Libraries Australia.  Trove can pull information from Libraries Australia directly. 

You need to fill out a Libraries Australia form for deep linking at

http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/files/2011/09/New_Deep_Linking.doc.

Use your catalogue advanced search to create query examples for each type requested.

 

The patron profile form in the Koha Staff Client and the OPAC allows for considerable detail to be recorded about library users.

Some of this such as Date of Birth and Gender is irrelevant to most libraries and makes the form more complicated and distracting than it needs to be.

These fields can be selectively hidden in both the Staff Client and the OPAC if they are not used by your library. Follow these simple steps:

To hide the DOB and gender fields in the OPAC:

o   Go to System Preferences in the Staff Client

o   Search for opacusercss

o   Edit the opacusercss and add the following lines:

#dobhidden {display:none;}

#genderhidden {display:none;}

o   Click the Save all preferences button

 

To hide the DOB and gender fields in the Staff Client patron profile

o   Go to System Preferences in the Staff Client

o   Search for intranetusercss

o   Edit the Intranetusercss and add the following lines:

#dobhidden {display:none;}

#genderhidden {display:none;}

o   Click the Save all preferences button

 

Typically, you will notice either an "Intersearch" logo or a "Koha" logo on your OPAC search bar. By default, Koha shows the latter, but we often include the former by specifying a link to a different graphic using the "opacsmallimage" system preference. 

You can provide a different link in this system preference to point to any image that you want as the logo on the search bar (such as an organisational logo). Ideally, this image should be around 120px (width) x38px (height), but it is somewhat flexible and the image can be manipulated using CSS.

N.B. This systempreference just changes the image for the logo. It does not change the target of the link that is activated when clicking the logo. To change the link, you will need to use some Javascript.

Within the system preference "opacuserjs", paste the following code and change the link from http://www.prosentient.com.au/ to whatever URL you desire:

$(document).ready(function(){ 
 
$("h1#libraryname a").attr("href","http://www.prosentient.com.au/")
 
});

N.B. This will only change the link for users who have Javascript enabled. While this is probably over 99% of your users, there is always a possibility that someone might have Javascript turned off in their web browser. 

 

 

 

 

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Use the best available open source components and our own integration systems to create well-rounded solutions.


About Koha

Koha's Open Source Library Management System (meaning "gift" in Māori) was developed by the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand in 1999 and made available in Open Source.

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