Resource Rewind: August 2021
We put together a recap of our Koha news and educational content for the month of August in case you missed anything!
A short tutorial and blog post to demonstrate how Staff can suspend and also resume a suspended hold.
Modifying a Patron's Login
A short tutorial on how to modify a patron's password through the Staff Client in Koha.
Item Modifications in Koha
A short blog post and tutorial video on how to make modifications to an item in Koha, specifically changing the status, updating the barcode, or adjusting the price.
Modifying the Pick-Up Location for Holds
A brief blog post and tutorial video on updating or assigning a pickup branch for a patron's hold on the Staff Client.
How Does Twilio Work with Koha?
Find out how Twilio works with Koha in the Koha Question of the Week.
Viewing an Item in Koha
A short blog post and tutorial video to discuss item statuses and the item holding table.
Where Are My Circ Rules in the Database as of 20.05?
See where and how your circulation rules get saved!
Koha Serial Claims and Notices
A few steps to set up Serial Claims and Notices in Koha if you are using the Serials Module
What's the Difference Between a Refund and a Payout?
Find out what the difference is between a refund and a payout in the Koha Question of the Week!
Customizing Purchase Suggestions by Branch (21.05)
The News tool in Koha 21.05 will allow branches to customize the text that appears on the top of their purchase suggestion form on the OPAC.
When Will the Next Upgrade Be?
Each year, the ByWater Team rolls out two major upgrades for our library partners. Our second major upgrade this year will be to Koha 21.05 and will begin in November 2021. Find out more in the process in the blog post!
Koha Upgrade for Fall 2021
For ByWater Partners, we are doing a double release this Fall 2021! We will be upgrading you to the 21.05 version which will include all the features and enhancements from both 20.11 and 21.05! We have combined the release notes in this blog post to make it easier for libraries to see the fun stuff coming to a Koha module of your choice.
Connecting Koha Bibliographic Records to CORAL Resources
In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how the connection between Koha and CORAL works for resources and subscriptions.
What Authentication Options are Available with Koha?
Find out the answer to this Koha Question of the Week!
Kelly and Jessie are joined by Enica, of the ByWater Solutions Data Migration Team, to discuss Regex and how this can help during batch item modifications.
Kelly and Jessie show the difference in your check-in screen with the system preference, ShowAllCheckins, turned on or off.
Kelly and Jessie are joined by Evelyn of the Systems Team at ByWater Solutions to discuss preventative measures with email spam in Koha.
Coming in our next Koha release this Fall 2021, the system preferences for PayPal will be going away. Instead, a PayPal plugin will be used for libraries to allow their patrons to pay fines through the OPAC. Jessie and Kelly show the plugin and talk about our upcoming upgrade.
Kelly and Jessie will show you how to use a new feature called automatic check-in in Koha! Today, libraries circulate all types of unique materials that don't have typical circulation rules. This includes things like State Park Passes, Museum Passes, Seed Libraries, and more.
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