[Koha] The best way to implement multiple databases
dearden at sarsf.org
Tue Oct 21 09:04:56 NZDT 2008
I am installing Koha 3.0 to catalog multiple databases for the same location.
We are a small non-profit educational institution, where scholars come for
advanced study. We have a collection that is only available to those on campus
residents, and one that is available more widely to our members. I would like
to set up the two databases on the same server, and configure Apache to listen
on different ports or IP adresses for access to each of the catalogs. I want
users to be able to browse via the OPAC without logging in. I can filter the
traffic at the firewall to only allow access from off campus to the more widely
available collection. I have read the doc online about the IndependentBranches
option in the Global Preferences section, but am unclear on how this is
implemented for each Library if it is turned on. I see that there is an IP
option in the Libraries screen. If I fill that in with a different address for
each Library, is it then a matter of adding a VirtualHost directive in the conf
file? Or is there more config that needs to take place? Or am I better off
installing this multiple times with separate databases for each catalog? Should
I choose a Standard install, or are multiple Single installs the way to go?
Just trying to get it right the first time.
I am posting this a second time, as after a couple of hours the first post has
not appeared and there is nothing in my email.
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