[Koha] Help with searching from a Google Android phone

Mark Osborne mosborne at ashs.school.nz
Mon Sep 7 13:06:39 NZST 2009

Have tried both of these suggestions but get something like 'No results
match your search for 'nb,wrdl:9780143018674" in Catalog.'

2009/9/7 Chris Cormack <chris at bigballofwax.co.nz>

> 2009/9/7 Mark Osborne <mosborne at ashs.school.nz>:
> > Hello,
> > I'm grappling with something exciting at the moment but would like some
> help
> > from the Koha community. I have a brand new Google Android phone, which
> has
> > on it an app called Barcode Scanner. It works by using the phone's camera
> as
> > a barcode reader to scan an item's ISBN then search something like Amazon
> or
> > Google Books to find a match (which you can obviously use to purchase the
> > item). Think of seeing a good book your friend has, scanning the barcode
> and
> > ordering a copy for yourself.
> >
> > Where Koha comes in is that it offers one the ability to enter a 'custom
> > search' URL. So I started to think: what if I set this to be my library's
> > OPAC and did an ISBN search of Koha? That would give me the ability to
> > search my Koha using a smartphone barcode scanner. The problem is, I
> can't
> > get any results returned. I've set the 'custom search' URL to be
> > http://<library server>/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?q=%s (where %s is
> the
> > ISBN returned by the barcode scanner.)
> >
> > The problem is that I can't get any results returned. The ISBN I'm using
> to
> > test it is 9780143018674 but the page I end up on is 'No result found! No
> > results match your search for 9780143018674.' Is there a special URL I
> > should use to complete an ISBN search?
> > Can anyone help me?
> Hi Mark
> Try
> http://opac.koha.workbuffer.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?idx=nb&q=0060513713&sort_by=relevance&do=Search
> Chris

Hei konā mai,

Mark Osborne
Deputy Principal,
Albany Senior High School.
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