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

Viktor.Sarge at regionhalland.se Viktor.Sarge at regionhalland.se
Mon Dec 15 22:40:51 NZDT 2014

If I understand this correctly it would seem that separate item types would be enough to restrict use of the two collections to the right groups of students. We do something similar to limit who is allowed to use DAISY-books.  

Kind regards/Viktor Sarge

Viktor Sarge
Regionbibliotek Halland
Kultur i Halland

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26 nov 2014 kl. 11:15 skrev SATISH <lis4satish at gmail.com>:

> 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.
> Collections:
> 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.
> OR
> 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
> koha.
> Your suggestions are valuable for me and much appreciated.
> with thanks
> Satish MV
> Librarian
> Govt. Engineering College, Hassan.
> Karnataka.
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