Synchronize and store Koha backup in Dropbox

Drobox is an online storage service and it offers 2 GB free storage space. "Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which device is used to view it. Files placed in this folder are also accessible via the Dropbox website and mobile apps". It is very convenient to store Koha database backup in Dropbox cloud storage. No need to copy Koha data base in pen drive everyday.

Install Dropbox client
Create Dropbox account. Download Dropbox client application from here. Ubuntu users can install the package using the command;

sudo dpkg -i dropbox*.deb

After the installation of the package, open the client from Applications > Internet > Dropbox
Let it finish the installation.

Sign in the Dropbox account after finishing the installation.

Connect Koha with VuFind

Installation of VuFind on Ubuntu 14.04

VuFind is an Open Source Discovery software. You can connect various resources (ILS, databases, Digital Library) to VuFind and facilitate single interface for users to search among resources.

Bulk marc import using command line

Load environmental variables

sudo su
export PERL5LIB="/usr/share/koha/lib"
export KOHA_CONF="/etc/koha/sites/library/koha-conf.xml"

Move marc file to the folder where is located.

e.g. Move a marc file from your home folder to following folder,

Cataloguing of multi volume books

Here is the method to catalogue multi volume books. Here I am trying to catalogue the book "The Complete works of Swami Vivekananda". This books has nine volumes. Enter the biblio part same like any other book.

How to solve email sending problem with Postfix and Gmail

Many Koha users are using Gmail with Postfix mail server to send email notifications. Its essential to enable less secure sign in to start to send notifications from Gmail. Otherwise emails will not send.

Goto the following link and enable Less secure apps in Gmail account.

This option at the bottom of the page.

Information courtesy: Dr. Mukesh Pund, NISCAIR, New Delhi

Enable Google Indic Transliteration in OPAC search box

Google Indic Transliteration is a useful to enter search queries in regional languages. Here is the step to enable Transliteration option in Koha OPAC search box.

Administration > Global System Preferences > OPAC > GoolgeIndicTransliteration > Show

You can check how Google Indic Transliteration works with Koha OPAC from following link,