Batch editing MARC records

On Lucy’s mind this week is batch editing MARC records in Koha using MARC modification templates.

We regularly publish What’s on our Mind. Quite a few are help videos which you can access on our YouTube channel.

Koha tables – a basic guide

What’s on Lucy’s Mind this week is Koha Database tables. She has produced this handy guide for you so you can easily find how your data is structured. This is really useful when you are writing or looking at Koha reports.

We regularly publish What’s on our Mind. Quite a few are help videos which you can access on our YouTube channel.

Royal Academy of Music chooses Koha

Royal Academy of Music chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

London, 7 September 2020

The Royal Academy of Music has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous SirsiDynix Symphony solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services.

Koha Library Management System

The Koha library management system is a completely web-based application providing staff and public users with access to the system through web browsers. The system comprises core modules: acquisitions with EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials and comprehensive reporting functionality. The Koha online catalogue offers end users excellent search capabilities together with a full range of personalisation services. Koha’s depth of functionality continues to develop to meet the changing needs of libraries and their users. For music libraries, Koha is uniquely placed to handle music and audio collections with features such as multi-part handling and support for music incipits in the MARC21 031 field.

We are very impressed with Koha’s functionality and flexibility in dealing with the many and varied formats provided by modern music libraries.
The team at PTFS Europe has been incredibly helpful in making the transition to Koha as smooth as possible.

Kathy Adamson, Librarian

We are delighted that the Royal Academy of Music has chosen Koha and we welcome them as new customers. They join a growing number of world famous conservatoires that have turned to open source as their preferred solution. They also join our growing base of Koha customers, particularly in the academic sector, from across the UK and Europe who are hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

Jonathan Field, Managing Director of PTFS Europe

About the Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music moves music forward by inspiring successive generations of musicians to connect, collaborate and create. It is the meeting point between the traditions of the past and the talent of the future, seeking out and supporting the musicians today whose music will move the world tomorrow. https://www.ram.ac.uk/

About PTFS Europe

PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market.

These include the open source library systems Koha and FOLIO, RT: request tracker for enquiry management, Coral for electronic resource management, Metabase business analytics and the Knowvation digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host, and support these products.

More information on PTFS Europe: www.ptfs-europe.com
Any questions? Please contact Nick Phipps, nick.phipps@ptfs-europe.com

Koha Housebound module or Home Delivery service

In this video, Fiona tells us about the Housebound Module or Home Delivery Service in Koha which controls the circulation of material to those who can’t get into their local library.

We regularly publish What’s on our Mind. Quite a few are help videos which you can access on our YouTube channel.

EDI ordering in Koha

What’s on our Mind this week is EDI ordering using EDIFACT in Koha. Jonathan has produced this EDI 101 guide which gives an overview of Setup, Workflow and Field mappping in the EDIFACT module.

We regularly publish What’s on our Mind. Quite a few are help videos which you can access on our YouTube channel.

Integrating Koha with SMS service providers

An introduction to integrating Koha with SMS service providers including gov.uk. Jonathan, Fiona and Andrew discuss how to integrate SMS service providers into Koha and how PTFS Europe supports these integrations.

What’s On Our Mind posts are fortnightly and videos are also available on our YouTube channel.

Adding music incipits to Koha from v19.11

Janet takes us through the new feature in v19.11 of Koha that enables you to display musical notation in the OPAC and also to play music snippets from within Koha. These music incipits use Plaine and Easie code.

What’s On Our Mind posts are fortnightly and videos are also available on our YouTube channel.

Highlighting eBooks in Koha

Jonathan Field demonstrates an easy way to highlight eBooks in your Koha collection.

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Publishing news in Koha

Fiona talks about using the News tool and the OPACMySummaryNote system preference in Koha to publish information on the OPAC for your library users. This can be used to restrict news items to particular libraries/branches.

What’s On Our Mind posts are fortnightly and videos are also available on our YouTube channel.

What’s On Our Mind – Use Days Mode

A brief look at the options available for working out due dates when a library is marked as closed in the calendar. With Fiona Borthwick.

What’s On Our Mind posts are fortnightly and videos are also available on our YouTube channel.