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Non Public Item Notes in Koha   Recently updated !

Item level Non-public notes — They’re great for storing all the notes that we need in libraries and not displaying them in the OPAC.   Usually the notes consist of acquisitions information, vendor data, or damage information related to the item.   The non-public note is imported into Koha using the 952$x […]

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Town Hall Webinar on Macros

Please join the ByWater team on Thursday, November 17th for a Town Hall Webinar on Macros in the Advanced Cataloging Editor. Come find out more about Macros in the Advanced Cataloging Module in Koha with Technical Services Librarian Heather Hernandez from the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Research Center. […]


Browsing for existing call numbers when editing/adding items

I received a question regarding the new call number browser feature added to the item page. The questioner remembered reading or seeing something about it while preparing to upgrade to 3.22. However, after the upgrade the feature was not present and they were wondering what they needed to do. So […]


Using task lists in MarcEdit to automate edits

Working on a project recently, I found myself needing to automate an extensive set of edits in a specific order in MarcEdit. After some poking around, I found the amazing tool I was needing! In the toolbar, click on “Tools‚Äù and select “Manage Tasks‚Äù in the dropdown. Here is where […]


Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Serials in Koha 3.22 1

This recorded webinar will cover new features and enhancements in the 3.22 Koha upgrade for cataloging, acquisitions and serials. A new enhancement has been added to the cataloging module, the professional cataloger’s interface. Some highlights from the video include linking patrons to an order in the acquisitions module, allowing staff […]


Biblio Level Item Types in Koha

From time to time the developers at ByWater will give each other guided tours of various sub-systems in Koha: Circulation, patrons, search, etc. Last week, we talked about holds, and as a side comment, Kyle mentioned the importance of biblio-level item types for holds: “If the biblio records don’t contain […]


Updating Lost Statuses in Koha

There’s always something new to learn about Koha, and this week I learned about updating lost statuses. Depending on the way you edit an item to reflect a lost status, the item will/won’t be removed from the patron’s checkouts and the patron will/won’t be charged! When viewing a record’s detail […]


Using MarcEdit to Batch Modify Bib Records in Koha 3

Nick Clemens from the Quechee & Wilder Libraries (members of VOKAL) shared a great video with us on how he uses the MarcEdit Koha plugin to perform batch bibliographic record modifications and gave us permission to share that info with you all. Watch here