Open Source

Koha’s PayPal Integration: Implementation in a Small Library

Koha’s PayPal Integration: Implementation in a Small Library

Koha, the full-featured open source integrated library system we use at Lancaster Seminary, added an integration for PayPal beginning with the 16.05 release in May 2016. This feature allows libraries to collect credit card payments from patrons through the OPAC. As a small library, we can only accept payments in cash or check at our circulation desk. Enabling the PayPal integration in 16.05 in April 2017 allowed us to extend the flexibility of paying by credit card to our patrons, and it has been working well ever since.

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Updating a Records Management Program: Case Study from Lancaster Theological Seminary

Updating a Records Management Program: Case Study from Lancaster Theological Seminary

While at the Leading Edge Libraries Conference on September 20-21, 2018, I had the honor of participating in a panel presentation with AJ Johnson, librarian and data management guru at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Here is a summary of my portion of the panel, describing how I updated the records management program at Lancaster Theological Seminary to include electronic records.

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Leveraging Open Source Library Guides – KohaCon 2018

Leveraging Open Source Library Guides – KohaCon 2018

20 October 2018 - This post was updated to include the YouTube recording of my presentation made by ByWater Solutions. Thanks, ByWater!

At KohaCon 2018, I am presenting on how Lancaster Seminary's library integrates Koha with SubjectsPlus. The full title of the presentation is, "Leveraging Open Source Library Guides: Integrating Koha and Subjects Plus." The presentation will be at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time, September 11, 2018.

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Doing Authentication – Koha-US 2017

Doing Authentication – Koha-US 2017

Our 2 year saga of implementing EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and OpenAthens with Koha didn't quite fit into the 40-minute presentation slot! Despite that, I hope there was a lot of good information packed into it and perhaps it will inspire others to take the plunge. 

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You Can Be an Open Source Library – Koha-US 2017

You Can Be an Open Source Library – Koha-US 2017

Three years of experience with open source and adopting three different open source solutions at our library, was summarized in a 45-minute presentation at the Koha-US 2017 Conference. If you haven't looked at these platforms before, take a moment to become acquainted with SubjectsPlus, Omeka, and ResourceSpace. The PowerPoint is embedded below.

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Sabbatical, Here I Come!

Sabbatical, Here I Come!

This is the eve of my first sabbatical. While the word "sabbatical" comes from the same root as "sabbath" and means a type of rest, I have a feeling the next six months will be filled with activity. The change of pace will be a rest of sorts from the usual daily routine of library work, and I'm looking forward to having time to write and present at conferences I wouldn't usually be able to attend.

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