Yearly Archives: 2011


Batch Item Edits in Koha 3.6 1

Koha’s Batch Item Modification Tool is a handy way to edit multiple items at once. This tutorial will show you how to change values and remove values using this tool. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to […]


Ordering from a Staged File in Koha 3.6

I was doing some training earlier this month and found that a feature I thought I knew did more than I thought! This tutorial will show you how to order from a staged file and will cover some of the new things I learned while training a new Koha library. […]


Screencasts for Koha Bug/Ticket Reporting 5

Often I find myself writing a bug report or ticket that I know won’t make any sense to anyone but me. In those instances recording a short video of my actions usually makes me feel like I’ve made it easier for the developers or community members to understand what I’m […]


Wildcard Searching in Koha

What is the difference between a keyword search using the ‘*’ (asterisk) versus a keyword search using the ‘%’ (percent)? Both work in the catalog, but return different sets. Why? A wildcard is a character (*,?,%,.) that can be used to represent one or more characters in a word. Two […]


Adding Facebook & Twitter Links to the OPAC

A while back I did a tutorial video on how to add Facebook links to the My Summary page in your Koha OPAC. We’ve had a few questions recently about this so I thought I should give you a written summary (so you can copy and paste from it) and […]


Koha 3.6 Public Catalog Overview 1

For the final video for your patrons, a quick overview of the Koha OPAC. It assumes that you offer certain features that you may or may not offer, so please review the video before sharing with your patrons. If I show things that you don’t offer then it might make […]


Using the Cart in Koha 3.6 13

This tutorial video is another for your patrons. This video will walk them through using the cart in the Koha 3.6 OPAC. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to my list of things to record.


Embedable Koha Search Form 4

I often have people ask me how to put a Koha search block on their website. It’s pretty simple so I thought I should share it here with you all. Just copy and paste the following code in to your library website and update the YOURCATALOG bit with your catalog’s […]


RSS Feeds in Plain English Redux

Over a year ago I posted this tutorial video from the Common Craft folks. Many many more libraries have joined the Koha community since then and that mean a lot more people who need to learn about RSS feeds so that they can take advantage of them in Koha. I […]


ByWater Solutions Welcomes Ed Veal as Development Support Specialist

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company is proud to welcome Ed Veal as Development Support Specialist. Ed will be assisting in the support of the 400 plus libraries being supported by ByWater nationwide, as well as taking part in ByWater’s OPAC customization projects.