Search by Marc field 520a

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Hi guys!

    I'm using Openbiblio 0.6.1 in a school library in Africa, and my users are asking me to add an option in the OPAC index. That is search by words within the 'Summary' field.
    I'm a newbie in the mysql/php thing. Any help will be grateful.

    Thanks in advance

  • Hans van der Weij

    Sorry for this late reply. I think your users are right, an OPAC should have an option like that. But I'm afraid adding this in version 0.6.x would be quite complicated. Version 1 will be better, but we'll have to wait for that.

    Perhaps, as an intermediate solution, your library staff can use a report to help users searching.
    OpenBiblio version 1 will have a report "Authority Search", it allows to search for a particular MARC tag and subfield. This report is now available for version 0.6.x. Download any of the customization packages at my personal site.


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