Users can upload documents (e.g. pdf, text, doc etc.) while cataloguing with Koha version 3.22.x onwards. Uploaded documents store in the internal directory and the link add in 856$u tag. The main advantage is that no need to store files in external storage places like Google Drive and Dropbox.
Little tweaks are necessary on the Koha system to make available this feature. Follow the steps:
Set upload path
Open the koha-conf.xml file with your favourite editor and check destination directory mentioned.
sudo mousepad /etc/koha/sites/library/koha-conf.xml
Find the following line,
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Search for OPACBaseURL in Koha > Administration > Global system preferences
Add the upload.pl plug-in in Bibliographic framework
Goto Administration > MARC Bibliographic Framework > Books, Booklets, Workbooks > MARC Structure
Search for Tag 856$u
Upload documents while cataloguing
Click on the plug-in icon on 856$u field.
Choose the file to include in 856$u field.
|Click on the Choose button to add the file URL to the field.|
Search in OPAC for the book and see the document link appeared in the details.