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 bulkmarcimport.pl is located.

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

Install Koha on Ubuntu 16.04

Install Ubuntu 16.04 and update

Koha can install on Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu/Lubuntu. Install the operating system first. Then update the system using following commands:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Install lightweight text editor
apt-get install leafpad

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,


Attaching files to catalog records

Users can upload documents (e.g. pdf, text, doc etc.) while cataloging with Koha version 3.22.x. Uploaded documents store in internal directory and the link add in 856$u tag. The main advantage is that no need to store files in external storage places like Google Drive and Dropbox.

Auto spell check while cataloging

You can enable Auto spell check option in Firefox browser.

Type about:config in Firefox browser address bar.

Type layout.spellcheckDefault in Search box

Double click on the item and change the value to 2

Information courtesy: Owen Leonard, Web Developer
Athens County Public Libraries