[Koha] Koha Idea: Basing Cart off Items instead of Biblios

Wagner, Jane jwagner at liblime.com
Thu Mar 10 02:47:32 NZDT 2011

And basing the OPAC cart off the item type might help with one of my bugs:


Jane Wagner
Senior Project Manager
LibLime, a division of PTFS
Content Management and Library Solutions
6400 Goldsboro Road, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD  20817
(301) 654-8088 x 151
jwagner at liblime.com

-----Original Message-----
From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz
[mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Linda Culberson
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 8:45 AM
To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Subject: [Koha] Koha Idea: Basing Cart off Items instead of Biblios

I'd like to second Ian's idea about basing the cart off of items instead
of biblios since our "titles" are often collections. The items are all
different from one another, much as serials/journals would be.  This
would be of great benefit to us.

> Subject:
> [Koha] Idea: Basing Cart off Items instead of Biblios
> From:
> Ian Walls <ian.walls at bywatersolutions.com>
> Date:
> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:32:36 -0500
> To:
> koha <koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
> Koha Community,
> I'd like to solicit some feedback on this idea.Ā  It seems to me that we
could greatly increase the utility of the Cart, both on the patron side
and the staff side, if we had it work off Item records primarily instead
of the Biblio record.Ā  Some things we'd be able to do from the Cart if we
had this:
>    1. Batch Item mod
>    2. Move items from multiple biblios to a single new biblio, in one
>    3. Print label batches
>    4. Place item-level holds (in addition to title-level)
> Since item records all contain the biblionumbers for their Biblios, it
would be a single additional step to convert the list of itemnumbers into
a list of distinct biblionumbers, and do all the same biblio-level
functions we do now (like biblio-level holds, emailing/printing, and
adding to Lists).
> Am I missing a complication in the implementation or a workflow issue
that would make this untenable?Ā  What does everyone think?
> Cheers,
> -Ian

On 3/8/2011 5:00 PM, koha-request at lists.katipo.co.nz wrote:
> Idea: Basing Cart off Items instead of Biblios

Linda Culberson			lculber at mdah.state.ms.us
Archives and Records Services Division
Ms. Dept. of Archives & History
P. O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
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