[Koha] Let's fix it together!

Jared Camins-Esakov jcamins at cpbibliography.com
Tue Jul 24 08:31:30 NZST 2012


We want your feedback in this process. We don't want to develop in a
> vacuum. It would be nice to have a few discussions like we did with holds
> slips.

I would like to amplify on this a little bit. We *really* want your
feedback on search. In fact, it is an absolute requirement for bringing
Koha's search up to where it should be. We need examples of searches that
don't work, and also examples of searches that work really well. Both types
of searches need to be working at the end of this process. Before any code
is written, we're going to have to come up with a set of tests that allow
us to determine when the work is finished. Some work was done on the wiki,
documenting some searches that should work in Solr (
http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Solr/Lucene_Test_Queries_for_Koha ) but
we need more examples.

> We'll need people to test things and to run searches that will make us
> laugh and cry.

Actually, this reminds me of a joke. A bibliographer is at the police
station for some business, and is asked for some fingerprints... sorry,
I'll refrain. I would welcome any interesting searches you could send this
way, though (and if possible please include a link to your catalog so I can
see why Koha is giving you the results you are getting).


Jared Camins-Esakov
Bibliographer, C & P Bibliography Services, LLC
(phone) +1 (917) 727-3445
(e-mail) jcamins at cpbibliography.com
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