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OPAC Self Registration and Forgot Password Enhancements

This tutorial video will show you OPAC Self Registration and Forgot Password Enhancements in Koha 16.05. Users can now reset their password from the OPAC and change their own password from self registration! Step by Step instructions for enabling self-registered patrons to change their password in Koha. Go to Administration System […]


What do you Love Most about Koha??

What do you love about Koha? Being the week of Valentine’s Day, I thought it appropriate to talk about the many things we love about Koha! There is so much to love about this ILS that it is difficult to put a list together; from the fact that it was the […]


Sharing information in the Koha community

One of the strongest parts of an open source community is the way that information is shared among its members. This happens in a number of different ways. We share information in mailing lists, on IRC, via bug reports and via the Koha wiki. When you’re first getting started, joining […]


Youtube Streaming for Cataloging in Koha   Recently updated !

This tutorial video will show you how to catalog youtube videos and have them stream in Koha. The new enhancement allows you to catalogue a YouTube link in 856$u and have it display in the record in the OPAC and staff client through the ‘Play media’ tab. Steps to set up YouTube Videos […]


Relative’s Checkouts Koha OPAC   Recently updated !

This tutorial video will show you a few new enhancements including setting up visibility of relative’s checkouts in the Koha OPAC. There are 2 new system preferences that tie into this option, AllowStaffToSetCheckoutsVisibilityForGuarantor and AllowPatronToSetCheckoutsVisibilityForGuarantor. Now you have the option to allow your patrons to view their relative’s checkouts in the OPAC.     […]


The Hershey Company’s Technical Intelligence Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

2/14/2017 CONTACT: Nathan Curulla (888) 900-8944 sales@bywatersolutions.com The Hershey Company’s Technical Intelligence Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Technical Intelligence Library at the Hershey Company, of Hershey, PA, is now live […]


Support Koha-US using Amazon Smile

Koha-US can receive charitable donations through AmzonSmile when customers shop online. The purpose of Koha-US  is to communicate, educate, and collaborate amongst users of the Koha software in the United States and strengthen involvement with the global Koha community. Funds are used to support development projects of Koha, the open […]

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Multi item Holds in Koha

This tutorial video will show you a new enhancement for multi item holds in the OPAC and staff client in Koha 16.11. In 16.05 and earlier releases, Koha only allows one hold to be placed on a given bib per patron, even it the record has multiple items. This new enhancement gives Koha the ability […]


Message Transport Type for Print Slips

In version 3.161, Koha added ‘Message Transport Types’ to notices and slips. Prior to that release, there had been separate notices for email, phone and print notices. By and large, this is a definite improvement, but there was one thing that’s inconsistent, and I’ve been getting questions about it, particularly […]


PayPal Payments in Koha

This tutorial video will show you a few new enhancements including PayPal Payments in the OPAC and set up your preferences in the staff client in Koha 16.05.  This new feature will allow you to accept credit card payments via the OPAC for fines via PayPal. You will need to set up your […]