[Koha] Koha as a federated library

savitra sirohi savitra.sirohi at osslabs.biz
Sat Apr 17 19:54:24 NZST 2010

Anselm, nice work on Joomla integration!

On the look & feel for each library I suggest you use the multi-opac
feature in koha. With this feature you can assign different css files
for each library. Also the search will be performed only on that
library's items.

You will need different sub-domains for each library.

Here is an example:

Savitra Sirohi
Nucsoft OSS Labs

2010/4/17 Anselm Olweny <aolweny at gmail.com>:
> Dear Colleagues,
> I am setting up a federated library system using koha where each of the
> libraries needs to have its own look and feel and also should be able to
> search its own collection and also be able to search the collection of the
> other libraries in the federation by the users choice. I have also
> integrated koha into a CMS "joomla" in order to handle non koha pages.
> In my koha set up I have created the different libraries as branches and
> activitated the IndependantBranches preference in koha. You can see this at
> http://koha.apkn.org (koha in Joomla) or http://koha.apkn.org:81 (Koha pure)
> or http://koha.apkn.org:81/cgi-bin/koha/opac-mainug.pl and
> http://koha.apkn.org:81/cgi-bin/koha/opac-mainke.pl (Independent libraries).
> However, I am not sure whether this is the right way to set up federated
> libraries using koha. Could someone kindly advise me about the right way to
> set up federated libraries using koha?
> Thanks
> Anselm
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