Koha is Free and Open Source Software and you can modify and change the environment as per your needs. Koha user interface and Administrative interface is two different module. In Administrative interface koha allow the librarian to search through Barcode /Accession number and many other options while in by default Koha OPAC dose not Allow the user to search through Accession Number. Today we will learn about how to display the Accession Number in Koha OPAC search. The following Image shows that the Accession/Barcode Options is not available in the OPAC.
Now We needs to do some changes in the Koha Administrative panel in order to enable the Accession/Barcode Option in koha OPAC. For this we needs to add some query in the System Preferences of the Koha. Please go to Administration > System Preferences> and then OpaceUserJS sections. Add/Copy the following Query in the OPACUserJS:
Click on globe system preference and then OpacUserJS and past the following command:
$(“select[name=’idx’]”).append(“<option value=’bc’>Accession No.</option>”);
You can see the Accession/Barcode in the searching bar of Koha OPAC.
Sher Afzal Khan
About Me: More than 14 years of Professional experience in the field of Information Sciences, Knowledge Management, Information Communications Technologies, Open Source Technologies, Research & Development Lead Trainer and consultant Open Source Technologies. He is also the Member of the Board of Trustee and Vice Chairman Reed Pakistan, Founder of “Koha Pakistan”, Winner of IEEE, Emerald and other International awards winners. He has in-depth command on supporting consulting open source software and successfully done 45 + Open Source Software projects both nationally and internationally. He is also Country Ambassador for DSpace OS software by MIT University USA for Pakistan. He has conducted 120 + workshop, training and was invited as speaker by International community i.e. Uzbekistan, UEA, USA, Philippine, Grace, Germany and many other part of the world.
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