Koha Tutorial Videos

Monday Minutes: Creating Vendor Types in Koha

In this week's Monday Minutes, Jessie and Kelly show a new feature that will allow libraries to create Vendor Types to further distinguish vendors in the system.

Authorized Values

To assign Vendors in Koha with a Vendor Type, a library will need to create some options to appear in the dropdown menu. All dropdown menus are driven by Authorized Values in Koha, found in the Administration Module.

VENDOR_TYPE - is a new Authorized Value and will have no pre-populated choices. A library can create values in this Authorized Value to be used in the Acquisitions Module with Vendors.

In our tutorial video, we created a few, such as Donors, Electronic Resources, and Book Vendor.


Whether creating a new vendor or editing an existing vendor, once values have been assigned to the Vendor Type in Authorized Values, these choices can be visible and assigned to a vendor.

After a library has assigned vendors to a specific type, this type will show up in the Vendor List within the parathesis.

Additional Resources for 22.11

This is just one of the many amazing features coming in 22.11, check out the entire list and also our specific blog posts:

Koha 22.11 Upgrade Hub

Circulation & Patron Features

Monday Minutes: Expanding the Guarantor Relationships in Koha

Monday Minutes: Email Library When Patron Self Registers

Monday Minutes: New Notices in Koha

Monday Minutes: Customizing the Description in Overdue Fines

Hold Features

Monday Minutes: More Options for Patrons Managing Holds

Koha 22.11 Enhancement: Ability for Patrons to Cancel Waiting Holds

Cataloging Features

Monday Minutes: Item Templates

Creating Bundles of Items in Koha

Staff Interface Update

Monday Minutes: New Koha Staff Interface Coming in 22.11

Koha is getting an Electronic Resources Management module (ERM) in 22.11, here are four blog posts dedicated to this amazing feature:

Koha ERM Module

Koha ERM Module - eHoldings

Koha ERM Module - Licensing

Koha ERM Module - Agreements