[Koha] Experience with Koha offline
susan.bennett at geaugalibrary.info
Sat May 16 01:14:23 NZST 2009
Yes, we do use the offline circ for our Bookmobile.
We're generally happy with it but there are a few things to be careful of.
Mostly related to making sure the data file that you upload to Koha is
correct. If the patron barcodes are wrong checkouts get assigned to a null
patron. When this happens you have to fix it with a SQL query replacing the
null patron with a "real" patron. Also sometimes the barcode scanner misses
a few digits on a item barcode so we look for that in the file before we
The other issue is that you need to be a superlibrarian to upload the files.
This has caused some issues since I would not normally give library staff
those premissions. Of the close to 200 staff at GCPL only 4 of us had
superlibrarian permissions before we started using the offline circ program.
I've had to add those permissions to 3 more staff just so they can do the
ILS System Administrator
Geauga County Public Library
440 286-6811 x 125
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On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 6:10 AM, Kyle Hall <kyle.m.hall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Geauga County uses the offline circ for their bookmobile.
> Information Technology
> Crawford County Federated Library System ( http://www.ccfls.org )
> 2009/5/15 Latha Srinivasan <pentupoutu at yahoo.com>:
> > Hi,
> > Do any one of you have experience with Offline module of Koha? Are they
> > issues to look out for?
> > Also, I am planning to use it for the mobile library - If anyone of you
> > used KOha for similar purposes, could you please share your experiences?
> > Thanks
> > Latha
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