Koha How-To

Setting up Novelist Select in Koha

Integrating Novelist Select into Koha

Novelist Select is a great way to recommend "read a likes" to your patrons. It is an easy integration for a library to set this feature up in Koha for both the OPAC and Staff side.

Novelist Select Information Needed

Novelist Select can be integrated into the Staff Client and the OPAC with a few key details from your Novelist Select account.

The library will need to contact Novelist Select and obtain the following information:

Novelist Select User Profile- this is for the OPAC view

Novelist Select User Staff Profile - this is for the Staff Client-side

Novelist Select Password- The password for both user profiles above needs to be the same.

System Preferences for Novelist Select

Once the user profiles and password is obtained, this information can be entered into Koha's system preferences:

NovelistSelectPassword

NovelistSelectProfile

NovelistSelectStaffProfile

There are additional system preferences to enable this feature and also as to where the library would like the Novelist to appear on both the OPAC and staff client.

NovelistSelectEnabled - Set this to enabled, to turn on Novelist for the OPAC once the passwords and profiles have been entered.

NovelistSelectStaffEnabled- Set this to enabled, to turn on Novelist for the staff client once the passwords and profiles have been entered.

NovelistSelectStaffView-the options of where to display this on the staff client: in a separate tab, above the holdings table or below the holdings table.

NovelistSelectView- the options of where to display this on the OPAC: in a separate tab, under the save record dropdown, above the holdings or below the holdings

A look at Novelist Select below the Holdings Tab on the OPAC:

A look at Novelist Select under the Save Record Dropdown on the OPAC: