[Koha] Erotic materials (some say pornography)

hansbkk at gmail.com hansbkk at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 08:39:54 NZDT 2011

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 2:21 AM, Waylon Robertson
<wrobertson1981 at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
> for the site i work for, we're abusing the branches table, using it for
> libraries (completely different sections, in one db). and i coded in access
> controls to only allow those who have the branch in their borrower attributes,
> to be able to search those branches. limits are put inside opac-search.pl to
> filter against the branches (in our case of multiple libraries, "or" boolean. in
> yours, possibly a "not" bool unless patron category = adult)

Thanks Waylon. Do you mean that you've customized the Koha source
scripts to accomplish this, or just set system preferences in
conjunction with your "abuse" of branches?

> ----- Original Message ----
> From: "hansbkk at gmail.com" <hansbkk at gmail.com>
> To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
> Sent: Sat, 26 February, 2011 12:50:00 PM
> Subject: [Koha] Erotic materials (some say pornography)
> The obvious solution is of course is to have a completely separate
> site/database; can multiple Koha sites share the same Patron tables?
> Can you then filter access per database based on Patron category?
> The main problem with this approach is that of course it's not a
> black-and-white judgement call but shades of grey - from "a few
> soft-core bits" vs "pretty racy stuff" vs "outright pornography". So
> ideally the whole collection could remain in a single database and
> just be classified using an appropriate field.
> Based on such a field, is it possible to toggle visibility in the OPAC
> based on Patron category (disallowing anonymous visitors of course)?
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