[Koha] Display of Damage Status (952 ‡4)

Katrin Fischer katrin.fischer.83 at web.de
Mon Sep 27 19:18:35 NZDT 2021

Hi Charles,

I think what you describe, has been reported as

*Bug 18062*
<https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=18062> -
Damaged Status shows unavailable in results

I am not aware of a way to change this at the moment.

OpacHiddenItems would hide the damaged items from view and if there are
only damaged items, the record would be hidden as well.

Hope this helps,


On 24.09.21 06:56, Charles Kelley wrote:
> Hi, all!
>      My library has a fairly significant number of books with yellowing
> paper. The books are still usable -- we would withdraw it otherwise -- and
> we plan to keep them in circulation until the paper turns brown or brittle.
> We have marked such books with the appropriate damage value in 952 ‡4.
>      Unfortunately, this has led to confusion among some staff and almost
> all the patrons because Koha reports the books
>          "Availability: No items available: Damaged (1)."
>      We would like to show a different statement, something akin to:
>          "Availability: every item available but 1 damaged."
>      The latter would mean that all items are available for circulation but
> one is damage. Of course, if all items are available but none is damaged,
> the notice would read "Availability: every item available."
>      Is this possible? Might the OPACHiddenItems list be a solution to this?
>      Many thanks, everyone!

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