[Koha] Help with searching from a Google Android phone
nengard at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 11:46:57 NZST 2009
This tutorial has been added to the wiki :)
I'll add it to the manual too later.
2009/9/6 Irma Birchall <irma at calyx.net.au>:
> Really cool!
> A very nice way to check on the availability or status of a library item
> (already in the catalogue) as well, as one can pre-save an item's ISBN in
> the phone.
> If the item is available (currently on loan or not), the next thing then is
> to place a hold on this item (via the phone's web access) for collection at
> a later time.
> If the query to the catalogue yields no result, could that ISBN then be
> forwarded to the library as a suggestion for acquisition? Or am I opening a
> can of worms ...
> Thank you for sharing your news and the "How to".
> CALYX information essentials
> From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz
> [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Mark Osborne
> Sent: Monday, 7 September 2009 12:13 PM
> To: Irma Birchall
> Cc: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
> Subject: Re: [Koha] Help with searching from a Google Android phone
> Very VERY low-tech solution.
> Search Koha with a Google Android phone:
> 1) Install Barcode Reader app from the Android store ($0)
> 2) Open the app and go Menu > Settings.
> 3) In 'Custom product search URL' and enter http://<your
> 4) OK and exit. Scan an item with an ISBN barcode. Enjoy.
> 2009/9/7 Irma Birchall <irma at bigpond.net.au>
>> Hi Mark,
>> This is very exciting news!!!! Well done!!!!
>> It could has major implications for Koha's standing and adoption with the
>> libraries that have many patrons with Google Android phones!
>> How technically complex was the setting up on your phone? Would the non
>> techie phone owner find it possible to configure?
>> I can't try it as I don't have such a phone ....
>> CALYX information essentials
>> From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz
>> [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Mark Osborne
>> Sent: Monday, 7 September 2009 11:33 AM
>> To: Chris Cormack
>> Cc: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
>> Subject: Re: [Koha] Help with searching from a Google Android phone
>> *Embarrassed cough* Yes, it does work with a different ISBN. Well spotted
>> Chris. We now have Google Android smartphone barcode searching of our Koha
>> catalogue! Thanks for your help.
>> 2009/9/7 Chris Cormack <chris at bigballofwax.co.nz>
>>> 2009/9/7 Mark Osborne <mosborne at ashs.school.nz>:
>>> > Hi,
>>> > Have tried both of these suggestions but get something like 'No results
>>> > match your search for 'nb,wrdl:9780143018674" in Catalog.'
>>> > Mark
>>> Ahh, and that ISBN definitely exists in your Koha?
>> Hei konā mai,
>> Mark Osborne
>> Deputy Principal,
>> Albany Senior High School.
> Hei konā mai,
> Mark Osborne
> Deputy Principal,
> Albany Senior High School.
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