Resource Rewind: May 2021
We put together a recap of our educational content for the month of May in case you missed anything!
We're Here to Help! Contacting the ByWater Support Team
This Blog Post will help you become familiar with all the ways you can communicate your support needs to ByWater. Depending on your communication preferences and the urgency of the problem, you can call our 888-900-8944 number, open a ticket in our ticketing system, Slack with us, chat with us through the chat box on our website and email our ByWater Partners mailing lists.
Koha Adds a Credit Numbering System
Coming in Koha 20.11, there will be a way to use a numbering system for a library’s credits. Each credit type created in Koha can be identified by an incremental number or not, can be visible on the staff interface and printed on receipts. A new system preference has been added to allow for the creation of numbers to be chosen.
20.11: Technical Services
In this blog post you will find a breakdown of the features and enhancements coming in Koha 20.11
Practice Exercises for Migrating Libraries
Whether you are a new migrating library or need practice exercises for a new staff member, here are some great ideas to practice Koha workflows!
New Search Feature on ByWater Koha and Aspen Education Portals!
We are always trying to grow and enrich our educational content and offerings to assist our partners and the open source community! We added a new feature that will make it even easier for you to search and access resources on our website. We wanted to share this new search feature with you and also remind you off all the educational materials we have available for you.
Ways to Support Developments in the Koha Community
One of the unique and powerful aspects of the Open Source Community is that developments are community driven. We wanted to share information on how to support and contribute to developments and some of the exciting funding opportunities currently being crowdsourced.
May's Monday Minutes
In this week's Monday Minutes, Kelly and Jessie discuss overdue notices and triggers in Koha's Tool Module. The overdue notice/status triggers tool provides staff with the functionality to send up to three notices to each patron type notifying them of overdue items.
In this week's Monday Minutes, Heather Hernandez, a Koha community member, joins Kelly and Jessie to share some OCLC Connexion processes. We walk through how to import a created record in Koha into OCLC Connexion, how to directly import records in Koha from OCLC connexion and also how to export Authorities from OCLC connexion into Koha. This is a great tutorial video for anyone who is new to OCLC connexion, new to Koha and works with OCLC or anyone that is thinking about getting OCLC/Koha!
Lucas, ByWater Solutions' Web Designer, joins Kelly and Jessie to talk about the new enhancement to the Label Maker plugin. This development was sponsored by one of our partners, Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho.
In this week's Monday Minutes, Jessie and Kelly show libraries how to set up Koha's built in self checkout module.
In this week's Monday Minutes, Kelly and Jessie discuss the Self Check-in Module in Koha. This allows libraries to have a computer in the library dedicated to allowing users to check their items back in.
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