[Koha] Re: Spine Labels, Card Labels and mystery perl scripts

Jason Ronallo jronallo at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 06:49:16 NZST 2007

I've had no luck with the built in barcode generator.

If you're using Linux you can try something like glabels. You can
write a short script in Perl (or Ruby) that will find the fields you
want and export them to a CSV file.  In glabels you can create
whatever custom templates you need. Then just feed the CSV file into
glabels to print a batch.  This is basically what I do.

My Ruby copy cataloging script [1] can automatically output a CSV file
as you go along which might make things easier.


[1] http://zcc.rubyforge.org/zcc.html

On 8/10/07, Anthony Manzo <manzo at salk.edu> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I am trying to find a way to print out spine labels with our call number and
> a library card label with author,title and inventory code on this paper:
> http://www.librarysuppliers.com/user-cgi/display.cgi?id=197#
> I am the programmer working with our Librarian to roll out Koha and this is
> our last task before production!
> We are using Koha version 2.2.7 and I have managed to get the barcode thing
> to work with PDF::API2.
> I have read the faqs, docs, and this list and have found a few mentions of
> similar requests although I haven't found anything that works yet.
> Does anyone know how to do this?  I'd really like to avoid writing something
> from scratch as I am not a native perl coder.
> Looking at the cgi-bin/barcodes folder there are several perl scripts
> besides the barcode related ones that suggest that it may be possible:
> cards.pl, label-manager.pl, label-home.pl, etc.  However I can't find any
> docs on these scripts.
> I recently tried the Barcode Generator, revision 1.00 from the Extensions
> Manager.  It didn't work for me when I tried to go to the label manager my
> koha-error_log quacked about it not having a corresponding tmpl file (Which
> it did not!).
> Thanks!
> Tony

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