[Koha] library "categories" (=groups)?

hansbkk at gmail.com hansbkk at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 01:58:52 NZDT 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Moving on to documentation issues, the section on libraries and groups here
>> http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual/?ch=x3670#AEN3676
>>  isn't clear on what the "properties" type of group could be used for.
> I never really got a clear definition of what that was for - hence the
> lack of clarity in the manual.  Once you get an answer here I'll
> update the manual accordingly!

My impression from my research is that it's perfectly clear that their
purpose isn't clear 8-) I reckon they're an artifact of an intention
for a future enhancement that never quite crystallized into released

Let's make it easy - could "one who knows" please either confirm or
deny that the below statement is "good enough for now" to add to the
docs? Improvements (in style or content) would of course be welcome. Library Property Groups

The purpose of Property Groups is to allow you to categorize your
Libraries in a way that makes sense to you. This could for example be
"Main" as opposed to "Branch" or "Mobile", or by region, or perhaps
status within a consortium. It is not necessary to assign Property
Groups to your Libraries, as they are not currently used within Koha
itself, but larger library systems may find them useful, e.g. as
select criteria for custom reports.

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