[Koha] Question re: NPL OPAC icons & ItemTypes
shedges at skemotah.com
Thu Jun 16 22:43:54 NZST 2005
Sorry to get in so late on this thread. I have little to add, except to
give credit where credit is due -- Owen is the person who developed NPL's
nifty icon feature.
I have to say that the idea of developing icons for every general medium
designator (GMD) is intriguing, and we could make the icons available as
part of the Koha package. Is there something similar to the GMD in
Steven F.Baljkas said:
> Wednesday, June 15, 2005 17:39 CDT
> Hi, Stephen et alii,
> Taking the ItemType breakdown and clever material representative OPAC
> icons as a starting point, I have been working on designs of icons for
> other ItemType categories (specifically in the context of GMD-based
> ItemTypes requested by Chris Jones at DSA, which differed in degrees from
> what you created for NPL: BTW, when I am done, I can post these, in case
> they might be of use for other Koha'ites, as I think they might be,
> especially for school library settings).
> Given the complexity of the genre categories with some GMDs (text,
> videorecording, etc.), I am wondering, Stephen, if it would be practicable
> to use a simpler set of ItemTypes and have the OPAC icon called by another
> field. I assume there is a line of code that tells Koha if ItemType = X
> then icon = X'.
> If it isn't an unreasonable request, Stephen -- keeping in mind my lack of
> programming skills -- could you point me in the right direction?
> Thanks in advance for any and all words of wisdom.
> Steven F. Baljkas
> library tech at large
> Koha neophyte
> Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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