[Koha] Location fields

Lauren Denny lauren_denny at sil.org
Thu Nov 30 05:20:20 NZDT 2023

Hi Charles,

You can modify the shelving location using the 'Batch item modification'
tool, I think this is found in the 'Cataloging' module on the 23.05
version.  You will need to add the name of the shelving location you want
to use in the Authorized Values for LOC first so you can select it in the
dropdown list.  Authorized values are found in Administration.

Hope this helps.  If you have any more Cataloging questions you can also
attend the KohaUS Cataloging meeting next Thursday and we can show you how
to modify items.


On Tue, Nov 28, 2023 at 10:26 PM Charles Athey <athey3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am new to this list and am a retired software developer with 40+ years
> of experience.
> I am a volunteer at the Sacramento FamilySearch Center. We have recently
> implemented Koha for our Center. We wanted a way to keep track of the PDF
> scans of the books we have that are not available online. Most are copy
> protected and we have scanned them for two reasons: 1) For preservation so
> that we can look at the PDF instead of having the book be handled by
> patrons as many are really old and 2) So we can easily search in the book
> as we have run OCR software on the PDFs, this greatly increases their
> usefulness for doing family history research. There is no access to our
> Koha or the PDFs outside of our physical center at this point. We are
> hoping to someday allow this but want to be very sure we do not violate any
> copyrights. We have all the books we have PDFs for.
> I am hoping someone can explain to me how we the location fields are
> handled. Specifically, I have tried using the Koha->Marc mapping to map (c)
> to 952$c and also to 999$c but the location or permanent_location fields
> don’t get changed. Rather, the more_subfields_xml field gets written. I
> thought changing this field would modify the items.location field or
> permanent_location field. The Koha wiki,
> https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Holdings_data_fields_(9xx), says the
> items.location field should be written.
> We are running Koha 23.05.05 <https://koha-community.org/> on Ubuntu
> 22.05LTS Server virtual machine. We have MariaDB and Apache2 also running
> on this same Ubuntu server.
> Thanks
> Charles L. Athey III
> Sacramento FamilySearch Center
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