[Koha] Koha & Primo link (sub-question: University of Tyler, TX are you around ?)

Graham, Stephen s.graham4 at herts.ac.uk
Thu Nov 9 22:38:06 NZDT 2017

I know it's not Primo, but we do something similar with Summon. We wrote a custom script which outputs some XML which Summon reads, and then renders the availability. The script can take one, or several Koha BIB IDs. If you look at:


You'll see the functionality/script in action.  The first item in the list has a "Book" field which says:

Available, 005.133 CHR, College Lane LRC, Main Shelves (+3 More)

Clicking on (+3 More), shows all the availability. Under the bonnet it's using the output from this:


The BIB IDS can be separated by a colon, so to get the "real time availability" for two BIB IDS you would call:



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From: Koha [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Hugo Agud
Sent: 09 November 2017 09:06
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Subject: Re: [Koha] Koha & Primo link (sub-question: University of Tyler, TX are you around ?)

Hi Paul

I do not know how they have achieved that, but I can imagine is something very similar to vufind (opensource discovery)

Do you know Vufind? it is the same index the content and with the info indexed the system is able to check in real time the holdings and the availability.

In vufind there are two connectors, one usins ILS-DI and the other using mysql connect

Do you wish more info on Vufind in order to compare?


2017-11-09 10:01 GMT+01:00 Paul Poulain <paul.poulain at biblibre.com>:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to understand what can be done on Primo, regarding the link 
> with Koha.
> It seems that the University of Tyler, TX has succeeded to display the 
> availability of a document on primo search results:
> https://uttyler-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore
> /search?query=any,contains,Cognitive%20therapy%20of%
> 20depression&tab=default_tab&search_scope=default_scope&vid=UTT&offset
> =0
> The 1st result (for me, and now) shows: "checked out from", and points 
> to
> https://catalog.uttyler.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=1
> 3966
> On the other hand, a search on:
> https://uttyler-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore
> /search?query=any,contains,handbook%20stress%20health&
> tab=default_tab&search_scope=default_scope&vid=UTT&offset=0
> says "Available at UT TYler Main Campus Stacks (BF575.S75 2017)", but 
> if you go to the Koha bib record: https://catalog.uttyler.edu/cg
> i-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=978296
> it's checked out, so not available.
>  * has someone linked Koha & Primo & successfully displayed the
>    availability in real time ? I have other exemples of Primo+Koha, but
>    they are all saying "click here so see availability".
>  * if someone from Tyler is around, can you explain what you made ;)
> --
> Paul Poulain, Associé-gérant / co-owner BibLibre, Services en 
> logiciels libres pour les bibliothèques BibLibre, Open Source software 
> and services for libraries
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