[Koha] configs for small scale use

Edward M Corrado terrapin44 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 31 12:25:24 NZDT 2010

At Binghamton University the Career Development Center is using Koha. They have about 800 items. The person doing all the day to day stuff has no library training but says she loves it and since we set her up and provided basic training she hasn't called us once about how to do something (it has been 6 months). Thus from my expierence running Koha is not a problem. I thought it was easy to set up, but I know ILSs and lamp applications so your milage may vary. 


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On Jan 30, 2010, at 11:05 AM, Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com> wrote:


The manual is more a usage manual.  There is the Newbie Guide:
http://www.pakban.net/koha/tut/newbie.html and the wiki
(wiki.koha.org) which includes things like install docs (which are
actually packaged with Koha) and other tips that you might be looking

As for a small library, there are plenty of libraries using Koha just
the way you want to.


On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 9:06 AM,  <david at lang.hm> wrote:
Recently the question of how to manage a large personal library (several
of us have accumulated a few thousand books) came up on a sysadmin mailing
list, and koha was mentioned as a possibility. In looking through the
documentation I am seeing that it is a very powerful package, but I am not
seeing good examples of how to get started for a small library. It's
almost like the documentation assumes that you will be hiring a consulting
team (or someone who has worked with it before) to do the initial setup
and is mostly reference matrial for them to look up the details of a
specific option. I am missing a 'getting started from scratch' type

Has anyone put togeather a sample config that could be used for a
single-location library? it would need to track inventory and do
checkouts, but not budgeting or inter-library loans.

David Lang
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