[Koha] Information required

uskhan-ho at beaconhouse.edu.pk uskhan-ho at beaconhouse.edu.pk
Mon Jan 28 21:56:43 NZDT 2013


Thank you very much for your guidance and support. One question is still lurking in my mind about pre printed bar code lables. I want to buy pre printed lables from the market and those I like to paste on our books. Let say our pre printed bar code is # 1, can we add this number 1 in Koha cataloging field or do we have to customize it. Can this number # 1 be traced out and retrieve the data for issuance and return and stock taking purpose. If we simply scan that pre printed bar code lable on any book , we may get the data of that book. Please guide me on that. I would again thank you for your support.

With best wishes,

Muhammad Usman Khan
Beaconhouse School  System
Regional Office

From: Joy Nelson [mailto:joy.nelson1 at yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 2:03 AM
To: ROC - Usman Khan; koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Subject: Re: [Koha] Information required

I can answer some of your questions for you.  See my answers in line.
I want to shift my 100 libraries on Koha with centralized server. My questions are :

Is it possible to operate 100 libraries centrally having data of 2million books?

Is it possible to issue and return books off line when internet is not available?
  * Yes, Koha has two options for offline circulation.  One is a stand alone tool you can download, the other is a Firefox plugin.

Is it possible to give user only few rights i.e. cataloging and circulation?
  * Yes.  Permissions can be set fairly specifically in Koha for different users.

Is it possible to make two data bases at a time i.e one for client and one for main server in case more than 100 libraries in one system?
Can I change MARC fields for my users i.e. limited fields only

Can pre printed bar code lables be pasted on books while using Koha i.e. (I want to take a detail, let say we have a bar code # 1  i.e. pre printed and we want to add this # 1 in our koha, is this possible?
  *Yes, you can import existing barcodes into Koha.  So if a book already has a barcode of #1, you can use that.  The only requirement is that the barcodes be unique.  Koha will not allow two items to have the same barcode.

I would really be thankful to you for your guidance,


Muhammad Usman Khan
Library Dep't
Regionl Office, Central

-Joy Nelson
ByWater Solutions

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