[Koha] Adding or editing Patron category Type
oleonard at myacpl.org
Fri Feb 13 04:36:43 NZDT 2009
>> How can we edit or add new "Patron category Type" (e.g. Adult, Child,
>> Staff, Professional etc.)
> If I remember correctly, these are hard coded in the perl files. Not
> configurable via admin screens.
That's right. The category types are broad definitions under which
your specific patron categories can be created. From the
'Category type' is programmed into the system as follows:
# Staff = A user that can be configured to perform functions in the staff client
# Adult = An average patron (can have child patrons under it)
# Child = A patron who must have an adult guarantor
# Organization = An organization that can have professional patrons under it
# Professional = A patron that can have an organization as a guarantor
# Statistical = A "fake" library card. When items are scanned onto a
Statistical patron card, the items are not checked out, but recorded.
Patron categories are the ones you can define yourself: Administration
> Patron categories (/cgi-bin/koha/admin/categorie.pl). Generally
speaking your patron categories could all be placed under the "Adult"
patron category type. It's essentially like a default category.
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