We have added a new feature which allows you to add additional content pages to your Koha OPAC website without needing to do customisation.

You need to have HTML skills to fully use this feature at present ...

... but the process is very simple.

Create a system preference called "PageContentsxxxxxx" where xxxxx is the name of the page. This page can be linked to as follows:
mycataloguelink/cgi-bin/koha/opac-showpage.pl?pageid=xxxxx

Here is an example of the process to add an FAQ page to the catalogue.

 

Take the following steps:

(1) Log into the staff client and click on the System Preferences link
(2) Click on the "local use" tab
(3) Click the New Preference button.
(4) Fill in the form as follows:

Explanation - eg. "This is our faq page"

Variable - the page name, which must start with the prefix "PageContents" followed by a page ID, eg. "PageContentsFAQ" where FAQ is the page ID

Value: - the HTML for your page - eg. "This is my FAQ Page" (with appropriate html tags)

Variable Type: textarea

(5) SAVE
(6) You can now link to this page using a URL that calls the page ID, for example:

http://test32.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-showpage.pl?pageid=FAQ

Typically you would do this by adding this link into your OpacNav system preference.

To add the above example to OpacNav you take the following steps:

(1) Click on the OPAC tab in System Preferences
(2) Click to edit the OpacNav system preference
(3) Add the following HTML code

<a href="/cgi-bin/koha/opac-showpage.pl?pageid=FAQ">FAQ</a>

(4) SAVE!

You can use this technique to extend your OPAC with as many pages as you require!

At some point we will extend this by enabling a WYSIWYG editor to make it easier to enter your content.

Case Studies


Koha, Interdocs and GratisNet in Northern Territory Health

The Northern Territory’s Health Library Network signed up for Prosentient System’s document delivery system and were impressed with the after sales service.  “We found Edmund to be very good to work with” explained Resources Management Librarian, Ruby Lindberg.  “No matter how many times we rang he was always patient and helpful.  After sales service and support is very important to us because we don’t have the technical in-house knowledge of the applications to do it ourselves”.  Their good experience with Interdocs soon led the library to join GratisNet, and then to take up the hosted Koha Library Management System.



DSpace: Australian Open Access Support Group

In this case study published by the Australian Open Access Support Group, Gemma Siemensma, Library Manager at Ballarat Health Services, describes the thinking and processes behind the introduction of their DSpace repository



Koha and DSpace in the NSW Parliamentary Library

When the Parliamentary Library of New South Wales began using Koha as its Library Management system and DSpace as its digital repository, the staff didn't do so to make a political statement about the viability of open source software. “This was just the software that fulfilled our requirements,” said Deborah Brown, Parliament’s chief librarian.

While having a physical collection, NSW Parliament library's lifeblood is digitized news media. Through their parliamentary copyright exemption they reproduce and store dozens of articles each day for the use of the Members of Parliament (and their staff) who make up their user base.


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