[Koha] Question re: NPL OPAC icons & ItemTypes
shedges at skemotah.com
Fri Jun 17 02:11:16 NZST 2005
Paul POULAIN said:
> Stephen Hedges a écrit :
>> 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
> What is a GMD is not clear to me...
It's a code that's inserted into the MARC record (245h in MARC 21) that
specifies if the item being cataloged is a monograph, a computer file, a
video recording, etc. (Maybe Steve B. can tell us what all 27 official
GMD's are?) In other words, it's very similar to an itemtype.
> However, I plan to add a feature to itemtypes, the url to the image to
> show in front of it (in head, for next major relase, not for 2.2.x)
> The url being either a "relative url" (= an image in Koha official
> release) or a "complete url (=an image belonging to the library).
> The "relative url" being for libraries that are happy with official
> images, the "complete url" being for libraries that want their own images.
> My idea being the itemtype code is local to a library, so we need a way
> to "map" itemtype to the image.
> Let me know what is GMD or if my idea is good/stupid (& why)
Sounds like a very good idea to me. It should provide libraries with a
choice of using an "official" Koha icon for their item types, or making
their own icons. How do we decide what the "official" icons are?
> Paul POULAIN
> Consultant indépendant en logiciels libres
> responsable francophone de koha (SIGB libre http://www.koha-fr.org)
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