[Koha] Information required

Elaine Bradtke eb at efdss.org
Tue Jan 29 10:27:23 NZDT 2013

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM, <uskhan-ho at beaconhouse.edu.pk> wrote:

> Mr.Nelson,
> 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.

There is a specific place for the bar code number . in the item record. In
MARC 21 it's 952 subfield p. You may set Koha to automatically generate
barcode numbers (if you want to print your own) or you may use numbers that
you already have (from pre- printed labels, or in our case we use our
accession numbers).
Does that help?

> With best wishes,
> Muhammad Usman Khan
> Beaconhouse School  System
> Regional Office
> Lahore
> 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
> Muhammad
> 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,
> Regards,
> Muhammad Usman Khan
> Library Dep't
> Regionl Office, Central
> -Joy Nelson
> ByWater Solutions
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Elaine Bradtke
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