Objective

To implement an integrated library system (ILS) for over hundred library members and a staff size of < 10.

 

Installation

  • Download OpenBiblio from Sourceforge
  • Unzip to web servers directory
  • Create a new MySQL database
  • Edit {openbiblio}/database_constants.php to specify
    • Database host
    • Database name
    • Database username
    • Database password
  • open the link http://{OpenBiblio_Server}/install

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UTF-8 Support

  • follow instructions here to support UTF-8

CSV Import Catalogue

  • follow instructions here to import Catalogue

Customization

  • Add New Member fields:- Mobile Number, Chinese Name

 

 

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Outstanding

1. Import Circulation

this requires researching into how Checkin/Out affected the database then import CSV directly into MySQL.

2. BarCode

  • Download and InstallCode 39 Font TrueType (ttf) format here

  • Be sure to add an asterisk * character before and after your text. Example *YOURTEXTHERE*. see below for an excerpt of the code  ./default//labels.php:
              $lay->pushFont('Code39JK', 24);
                  $lay->text('*'.strtoupper($row['barcode_nmbr']).'*');

Alternatives

  1. LibLime Koha – LibLime Koha definitely worth a mention due to its platform supported: VirtualBox, Ubuntu, Windows.
  2. NewGenLibrary
  3. phpMyLibrary –