[Koha] Cataloging books which doesn't have ISBN etc.,

Magnus Enger magnus at enger.priv.no
Thu Mar 17 23:31:28 NZDT 2011


Have a look at the enhancement described here:

I think Koustubha Kale said on IRC the other day that the work is
mostly finnished and the feature is being tested by the client who is
paying for it.

Best regards,
Magnus Enger

On 11 March 2011 21:20,  <hansbkk at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can of course display a URL in your detail record, which the user
> can click on to show the cover image, stored on your own web server or
> anywhere else (subject to their use terms of course). I can't imagine
> it would take much work to customize an OPAC template to have the
> image that URL points to display, but you would need to figure it out
> and test it yourself.
> I don't know what the developers think of this idea, but personally
> I'd add my vote to have such a feature in the mainstream code, as I
> hate depending on outside services. Ideally it could be configured to
> integrate with the code that handle the outside services, in the sense
> of suppressing the use of the latter if there is data in the local-use
> MARC subfield specified to contain the URL for local cover images.
> From looking at the system preferences listing all the different
> services, and the fact that it is possible to configure Koha to
> display more than one at the same time, I would speculate that the
> architecture for this functionality perhaps hasn't been "modularized"
> (e.g. to handle a plugin architecture), and therefore what we'd like
> to see may not be easy to implement in an elegant manner. However
> personally I'd be happy with a kludge of basic functionality as long
> as it worked. . .
> Is there a feature request function within the bug tracker? And if so,
> has this been posted there already?
> 2011/3/11 Somasekhar Rao K <raosoma at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to catalog the books which doesn't have any ISBN etc., for me to
>> import. I was using Marcedit and sometimes directly from Koha to add books.
>> However, I was not able to make out how to store the cover image of the
>> book. I want to scan the book myself and store it so that when the book is
>> searched, it shows the image as well along with the other details of the
>> book entered.
>> Can you please help me out? Koha version: 3.02.3
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