Search Testing


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

  • Search the catalog via the OPAC 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 via the staff client for a broad topic. Review the results and make sure that the titles, authors, publisher, etc all look right.

  • Search the catalog via the OPAC 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)

  • Search the catalog via the staff client for a specific author or series. Review the results and make sure that the titles, authors, publisher, etc all look right.

  • Search the catalog via the OPAC 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 the catalog via the OPAC 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 the catalog via the OPAC 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)

  • Search the catalog via the staff client 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.

  • Search the catalog via the staff client advanced search page for a title and author combination. Review the results and make sure that the data looks as you expect it to.

  • If you use authorities, do an authorities search in the staff client and note the number of records each authority is linked to, confirm that these results look as you expect. (Learn more)

  • If you use authorities, do an authorities search in the OPAC and note the number of records each authority is linked to, confirm that these results look as you expect. (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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