[Koha] searching subjects in PAC

Nicole Engard nengard at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 06:14:33 NZDT 2010

This was a known issue that I do believe has been fixed by 3.0.5 ...
but I need someone else confirm this for me because I'm on a dev
system that doesn't have working authorities yet :)


2010/1/12 Rachel Hollis <Rachel.Hollis at stevenshenager.edu>:
> Greetings friends, I believe that I need to change something for the users
> of our PAC and I can’t believe that I have just noticed this issue.
> When our users click a subject heading, they receive a “No results match
> your search for ‘an:2812’ in CASI Libraries Catalog” screen even when we
> have more than the one item with the subject heading. The “an” with the
> number part of the message indicates to me that the authority files are
> being used. Assuming that, under Administration > Systems Preferences >
> Authorities the following selections have been made:
> authoritysep set to --
> BiblioAddsAuthorities set to ON
> dontmerge set to ON
> Using the authority files while cataloging I have noticed that we have
> multiple headings; for the search above there are two headings in the
> authorities database, one with control number 2812 and one with 3488.
> What can I do to allow our PAC users to click on heading and find the other
> titles with the same heading? Do I need to ask our system administrator to
> enable the merge_authorities.pl cron job? We are using Koha 3.01.
> Rachel Hollis, librarian
> Stevens-Henager College, Boise Idaho Campus
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