April 19, 2014

Lepus Koha Features

OPAC/Public Catalog

Fully customizable browser and mobile OPACs
Keyword and advanced searching
Search filtering by location, item type, subjects and more
Cover images from over 5 popular services
Enhanced OPAC content from external products such as Open Library, Syndetics, Baker & Taylor and LibraryThing
Tagging, commenting and star ratings
Availability and online resource links shown on search results
Virtual shelf browser
Social network share buttons
Permanent URLs throughout
Overdrive API Integration (expected Fall 2013)
Personalized patron experience:

Ability to place, suspend and cancel holds

List of current and past checkouts

Account history (fines and payments)

Private lists
Ability to register for a library card online
Access to account information
Subscribe/Unsubscribe to/from library notices via email, SMS and/or phone
Make purchase suggestions

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Circulation

Check in and out with a barcode scanner or manually
Enter calendar of closings for calculating fines and due dates
Book drop mode to backdate check ins
Ability to forgive fines on check in
Holds pull list generated on your schedule
Course reserves
Offline circulation for Windows and/or Firefox
Place, suspend and cancel holds for patrons
Transfer materials between branches
Set circulation, fine and holds rules for each branch
Perform collection inventory
POS connectivity (expected Fall 2013)
Communication with collection management companies
Web-based self check out module
Checkout by keyword, title, call number, etc (expected Fall 2013)

Patrons

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Upload patrons in bulk
Upload patron images individually or in bulk
Create patron cards
Batch modify patrons

Run reports on circulation custom to your library
Search patrons by phone, email address, name and more
Browse patrons by name
Connect children to guardians and see an entire family’s current checkouts on one screen
Set rules to prevent check out of inappropriate materials to children
Add custom searchable fields to patron records

Cataloging

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Add records by copy cataloging with a built in Z39.50 search engine

Add records using the OCLC Connexion client

Add records using original cataloging
Add and modify items individually or in a batch
Add and link to authority records
Duplicate bibliographic records for sudo-original cataloging
Catalog following AACR2 or RDA rules
Create custom cataloging templates with pre-set values for efficient cataloging
Built in links to Library of Congress cataloging help
Create spine and barcode labels
Batch modify and delete item records
Create public lists of records at the library

Reports

Complete access to all data stored in Koha; write any report you want
Custom reports shared publicly on the Koha wiki
Easily run any saved report at any time
Group reports by branch, category or any custom criteria
Enter filters on reports to run them on for specific item types, branches, patron categories, time frames and so much more
Search reports for easy access

Acquisitions

Enter budgets and funds
Duplicate budgets and funds for the following year
Keep track of all vendor information
Order from vendor files
Order using EDI (expected Fall 2013)
Order multiple copies
Order copies of existing records
Order by searching Z39.50 targets
Track order status
Generate late reports and claim letters
Track budget encumbrances and expenditures
Create ‘on order’ items to allow patrons to place holds
Accept purchase suggestions and keep patrons notified as the item moves through the Acquisitions process
Importing and overlaying of pre-processing records (expected in Fall 2013)

Serials

Create subscriptions with full prediction patterns
Receive issues one at time or in bulk
Barcode serials on receipt if desired
Generate late issue reports and claim emails
See full serial history
Print routing lists for each subscription
Duplicate subscriptions for multiple branches

Administration

Full access to administrative functions
Over 400 system preferences to make Koha run just the way you want
Full circulation and fine rules matrix for each branch
Define your own libraries, item types, shelving locations and more
Create custom pull down menus for use in cataloging, patron management and invoicing
Enter/change Z39.50 targets

System

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Unlimited SIP2 connections
LDAP functionality
MySQL database
Works with RFID and self check out products

Support
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