OPAC Testing


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The following checklist will walk you through steps to test your new Koha OPAC, each step includes a link to the most recent Koha manual and a tutorial video if one exists.

  • Using Lists in the OPAC

  • Using the Cart Feature

    Search the catalog for your favorite author (or subject). Add two items to your cart. (Learn more | Tutorial Video)

  • Using Tags

    • Open up the detail page for a record (click on the title on a list or search results page) and add tags to the record. (Learn more | Tutorial Video)
    • Search the catalog for your favorite author (or subject). Add tags to one or more titles. (Learn more¬†|¬†Tutorial Video)
  • Holds

    • Search the catalog for your favorite author (or subject). Place a hold on one or more titles (Learn more | Tutorial Video)
    • Open up the detail page for a record (click on the title on a list or search results page) and place a hold on the title (Learn more | Tutorial Video)
  • Searching on the OPAC

    • Search the catalog for a broad topic using the keyword/library catalog search. Review the results and make sure that the titles, authors, publisher, etc all look right. (Learn more)
    • Search the catalog for a specific author or series using the keyword/library catalog search. Review the results and make sure that the titles, authors, publisher, etc all look right. (Learn more)
      • Now open up the detail page for a record (click on the title on a list or search results page) and choose to search for the title in another database by choosing one under 'More Searches' on the right. (Learn more)
    • Search the catalog via the advanced search page for a title and author combination. Review the results and make sure that the data looks as you expect it to. (Learn more)
    • Search using the advanced search page for a keyword in the title field and limit your results to one or two item types. Review the results and make sure that the data looks as you expect it to. (Learn more)
    • Search for your favorite topic. Use the filters on the left to find more specific results. Review the results and make sure that the data looks as you expect it to. (Learn more)
    • Open up the detail page for a record (click on the title on a list or search results page) and choose to search for the title in another database by choosing one under 'More Searches' on the right. (Learn more)
    • Leave a comment on a bib record. (Learn more | Tutorial Video)
  • Account Information in OPAC

  • Self - Registration¬†

    • Register for a new patron card (if you're allowing this). (Learn more)
  • OPAC Display

    • Check that your OPAC displays right in mobile device browsers. (Learn more)

If you have further questions on how to use Koha be sure to use your support provider’s ticketing system or the Koha mailing lists and chat room.

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