[Koha] advice about basics of library management

Bigwood, David bigwood at lpi.usra.edu
Wed Sep 3 08:36:23 NZST 2008


I'd suggest taking a look at Mac's Cataloging Cheat Sheets. Each one
covers one aspect of cataloging. Those bite-sized topics might be a way
to set some policies and gain some insight to cataloging.


David Bigwood
bigwood at lpi.usra.edu
Twitter LPI_Library

> Hello,
> I am helping a community center set up their library on Koha. Can
> somebody suggest some reading material or websites which gently
> introduce basics of managing a very small library (around 1000 or so
> books)? It will be much appreciated.
> What they are doing now is:
> 1. Search a book on Z39.50 servers and import the data if they find
> 2. If they don't, then they just want to enter the data manually.
> The second step is where they are not sure how to go about doing it.
> They have their list of book written in a notebook for now. They have
> their own call numbers as well. What they really want is to know which
> minimum fields to fill in while entering a catalog item in Koha. And
> they find the book on Z39.50 search, they would prefer to use their
> call numbers and not Library of Congress'.
> I am not familiar with library systems, hence my request for help
> All advice is appreciated.
> Thanks.
> HS.
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