[Koha] Re: can koha calculate fines?
rachel at katipo.co.nz
Mon Jul 28 16:24:37 NZST 2003
> 1. I am using koha v1.2.3 on windows.The problem is can Koha calculate fines
> if items on issue are overdue?When I return the borrower item which are
> overdue there is no fines or charges. As you said before, fines are worked out
> on the basis of borrower type and item type and it is like a matrix. I don't
> understand..What do you mean 'like a matrix'.Can you explain more on that?
Yes Koha can calculate fines. It works out what the fines should be based on
what sort of borrower it is, what sort of book it is and how overdue it is.
borrower type = Staff - don't pay fines
Borrower type = adult, book type = fiction, days overdue = 7 = $1 fine
Borrower type = child, book type= Junior fiction, dayes overdue = 7 = 50c fine
So a fine is a 3 way calculation of borrower types, book types and how overdue
For Horowhenua library we made a table of vaules which Koha looks up to set the
fine - rather than a simple calculation of say $0.20 per day per book.
If you have a simpler fine model you may prefer to get/do some programming that
reflects how your library works.
> 2. Can I change cardnumber default using our own member number which have 7
> characters for student and 4 characters for staff?
Yes and no. Yes you can disable the checkdiget on cardnumbers and just enter
your own ones, but if you want a check diget then you will need to write code
to work with your particular numbers.
Rachel Hamilton-Williams Katipo Communications
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mailto:rachel at katipo.co.nz PO Box 12487, Wellington
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