[Koha] Help- Regarding Circulation Rules with Item Types.

satishamv lis4satish at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 19:09:20 NZDT 2014


Unfortunately, I have not received any suggestions for my previous query and
re-posting my question again.

Now, I would like to know, How Book Bank and General stocks are maintained
at least in Indian
Libraries using Koha ? Since, Both Special Category Students and General
Students have stocks and different rules for borrowing books. How are the
books cataloged for these stocks.
Please share your best practices.

Need Suggestions for :  New Item Type or New Koha Instance.

Background-  Our Library has following scenario :

Patrons:  categorized as:
1. Regular (General) Students  &
2. Backward Category Students.

Two set of collections are maintained,
1. General Stocks - for ALL Students.
(including backward category)

2. Book Bank ( Special Collections ONLY for Backward Category Students)

Circulation Rules:
1. Regular Students can borrow books only from General Stocks but not from
Book Bank.

2. Backward Category Students can barrow books from both General Stocks and 
Book Bank
Currently, check-in/check-out is by providing separate backward student id
card along with regular common id card.

My Questions is:
Can above said Circulation criteria be fulfilled either by creating a new
Item Type - "Book Bank" and adding records to it,  along with default item
type : Books and then create a circulation rules for both the item types.
New Instance of Koha (separate database) for Book Bank Library to be created
(along with existing one for general stocks)?

At present, I have completed updating bibliorecords for the General Stocks
and used to issue-return books from General Stock (for Regular + Backward 
students). But, I am not sure about, proceeding for accommodating only
backward students category for getting books from Book Bank Library through

Your suggestions are valuable for me and much appreciated.

with thanks
Satish MV
Govt. Engineering College, Hassan.

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