[Koha] Book covers

Lori Bowen Ayre lori.ayre at galecia.com
Fri Aug 24 08:25:51 NZST 2012


I like that your procedure involves improving Open Library which you then
use for your Koha catalog.  Very cool.

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On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM, <Heather_Hernandez at nps.gov> wrote:

> Hi--
> We get our covers free from Open Library; our OpenLibraryCovers preference
> in "Enhanced Content preferences" is set to "Add."  (We're on Koha 3.8.)
> I just wrote a section for our manual on covers--perhaps others would find
> it interesting.  ("Keys" is our catalog, http://keys.bywatersolutions.com/
> )
>    To add cover images to Keys, scan the cover (or the open cover &
>    spine--whatever looks best) as a .jpg, in color, with at least 300dpi,
>    and crop the image appropriately.
>    Add the cover to Open Library (it's the source for our covers):
>          You don't need a login/account at Open Library to add a cover.
>          If necessary, copy the record over from OCLC & add that to Open
>          Library as well.  If the item has an ISBN, be sure it is in the
>          OCLC/Keys record and the Open Library record, and it will come
>          over into Keys from Open Library automatically.
>    If the item does not have an ISBN, then add the cover to Keys; c.f. the
>    section in the Koha manual for adding cover images to the local catalog.
> Cheerio!
> heather
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