[Koha] Subject headings in two languages

Selma Aslan selmaslan at yahoo.co.uk
Thu May 12 01:56:10 NZST 2022

We have found MARC more useful rather than Koha, in the arrangement of bilingual subject headings. We use field 040 f in authority records to distinguish "Subjectheading/thesaurus conventions" and 7xx fields to link the headings in two languages. 
A sample record can be seen at 

The paper below describes our approach in detail, but it is in Turkish! 


What I would like to be able to do is to list authorities in two languages separately according to the language choice. Unfortunately, this is not possible so far we can see.

Selma Aslan

TOBB University of Economics andTechnology
Ankara / Turkeyselma at etu.edu.tr
    On Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 14:20:26 GMT+3, Michael Kuhn <mik at adminkuhn.ch> wrote:  

We are using Koha 19.05.02 on Debian GNU/Linux 9.

In many ways Koha supports the use of multiple languages - this does not 
seem to be the case concerning authority records

We would like to add subject headings in two languages (German and 
English) to our bibliographic records. Thus we'd like to ask for best 
practices how to manage subject headings in two languages:

1. How to create them, how to edit them, how to link the German subject 
heading to the English one and vice versa?

2. How to display subject headings in two languages in the OPAC?

Best wishes: Michael
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