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

Ian Walls ian.walls at bywatersolutions.com
Fri Mar 11 02:49:58 NZDT 2011

What we really need here is Arbitrary Biblio Relationships, so we can have
these distinct biblios broken down by item type (or, rather GMD), but also
have a 'higher level' biblio that patrons can place holds upon if they don't
care about the format.  I've got this all spec'ed out, I just need some time
and funding to make it happen.



On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 8:38 AM,  <hansbkk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > OK, so far so good. However I didn't realize there was such a thing as
> > a "Biblio-level" hold, and in my case I can't imagine it would be much
> > use, since most patrons wouldn't want "whatever item type of this
> > biblio is returned next", only a specific item type.
> Traditional cataloging rules state that you shouldn't be attaching
> multiple item types to one bib record, so if you have multiple copies
> of the book those should be on one bib record and if you have an audio
> book that should be a different record. Not all libraries follow that
> rule, but if that rule is followed then yes patrons would just want
> the next copy of the item returned, not a specific item.
> Thanks
> Nicole C. Engard

Ian Walls
Lead Development Specialist
ByWater Solutions
Phone # (888) 900-8944
ian.walls at bywatersolutions.com
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