[Koha] Parent/ child accounts

Nicole Engard nengard at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 11:14:23 NZST 2009

On v. I see a link on the staff client to the child from
the parent and from the parent to the child -- so -- nothing to fix :)

Cab, it sounds like you're asking for something in the OPAC though? Is
that right?


On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 5:12 PM, Chris Cormack<chrisc at catalyst.net.nz> wrote:
> * Cab Vinton (bibliwho at gmail.com) wrote:
>> From my brief testing with Koha 3.0, a parent who logs in does not
>> have access to any associated child accounts.
>> So, for a parent looking for a quick way to check what items his/ her
>> family has checked out, s/he either has to check out all materials on
>> one card, or check each account individually. Neither option is ideal.
>> Are there workarounds for this? How big an enhancement would this be?
>> I know privacy concerns would kick in at some point, particularly with
>> teenagers, but for the younger set (elementary/ middle school years),
>> I think some kind of "family administrator" account makes sense.
> Koha definitely used to have this feature, and it will be needed back.
> In Koha 2.2.x and earlier, in the detail section it had hyperlinks to each of the children attached to an adult record.
> And from the children back. In 3.0.x (and looks like what will be 3.2.x) we only have the links back from child to guarantor.
> Can you add this as a bug, and I will endeavour to add it back in.
> Chris
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