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Install Koha on Ubuntu — Part 6: Going Live

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Warn­ing: this tuto­r­i­al was devel­oped in 2008, and is for ver­sions of Koha and Ubun­tu that are now con­sid­ered quite old. If you want to install the cur­rent ver­sion of Koha on Ubun­tu, please vis­it Koha on Ubun­tu at the Koha Com­mu­ni­ty wiki.

This is part 6 of 6 in a tuto­r­i­al series on installing Koha 3.0 on Ubun­tu 8.10.

So far we’ve installed and con­fig­ured Lin­ux, laid the ground­work for Koha, installed and con­fig­ured Koha, and played around with it a lit­tle.

If you’re con­sid­er­ing the next step—using Koha for actu­al library hold­ings and actu­al patrons—this final arti­cle is for you. Read more…

Install Koha on Ubuntu — Part 5: Testing

Warn­ing: this tuto­r­i­al was devel­oped in 2008, and is for ver­sions of Koha and Ubun­tu that are now con­sid­ered quite old. If you want to install the cur­rent ver­sion of Koha on Ubun­tu, please vis­it Koha on Ubun­tu at the Koha Com­mu­ni­ty wiki.

This is part 5 of 6 in a tuto­r­i­al series on installing Koha 3.0 on Ubun­tu 8.10.

In the pre­ced­ing arti­cles we installed the ground­work for Koha and then installed Koha itself.

But so far you haven’t actu­al­ly used (or even seen) your new Koha sys­tem. This arti­cle will let you start play­ing with it. Read more…

Install Koha on Ubuntu — Part 4: Koha

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Warn­ing: this tuto­r­i­al was devel­oped in 2008, and is for ver­sions of Koha and Ubun­tu that are now con­sid­ered quite old. If you want to install the cur­rent ver­sion of Koha on Ubun­tu, please vis­it Koha on Ubun­tu at the Koha Com­mu­ni­ty wiki.

This is part 4 of 6 in a tuto­r­i­al series on installing Koha 3.0 on Ubun­tu 8.10.

The pre­ced­ing arti­cles have laid the ground­work by installing and con­fig­ur­ing Lin­ux, and then by installing all the under­ly­ing soft­ware that Koha requires.

This arti­cle covers—at last!—the instal­la­tion of Koha itself. Read more…

Install Koha on Ubuntu — Part 3: Koha Prerequisites

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Warn­ing: this tuto­r­i­al was devel­oped in 2008, and is for ver­sions of Koha and Ubun­tu that are now con­sid­ered quite old. If you want to install the cur­rent ver­sion of Koha on Ubun­tu, please vis­it Koha on Ubun­tu at the Koha Com­mu­ni­ty wiki.

This is part 3 of 6 in a tuto­r­i­al series on installing Koha 3.0 on Ubun­tu 8.10.

This arti­cle cov­ers installing a wide vari­ety of under­ly­ing soft­ware pack­ages that Koha requires. These mod­ules are the foun­da­tion upon which Koha is built. You’ll also down­load the actu­al Koha soft­ware so you can install it in the next arti­cle. Read more…

Install Koha on Ubuntu — Part 2: Preparing Linux

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Warn­ing: this tuto­r­i­al was devel­oped in 2008, and is for ver­sions of Koha and Ubun­tu that are now con­sid­ered quite old. If you want to install the cur­rent ver­sion of Koha on Ubun­tu, please vis­it Koha on Ubun­tu at the Koha Com­mu­ni­ty wiki.

This is part 2 of 6 in a tuto­r­i­al series on installing Koha 3.0 on Ubun­tu 8.10.

This arti­cle cov­ers the ini­tial set­up of your Lin­ux serv­er before you start work­ing with Koha itself: installing Ubun­tu Lin­ux, web serv­er soft­ware (Apache), data­base serv­er soft­ware (MySQL), and an admin­is­tra­tion util­i­ty (Web­min). Read more…

Install Koha on Ubuntu — Part 1: Introduction

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Warn­ing: this tuto­r­i­al was devel­oped in 2008, and is for ver­sions of Koha and Ubun­tu that are now con­sid­ered quite old. If you want to install the cur­rent ver­sion of Koha on Ubun­tu, please vis­it Koha on Ubun­tu at the Koha Com­mu­ni­ty wiki.

This six-part series will help you to install Koha.

Specif­i­cal­ly, this guide is for installing Koha 3.0 on Ubun­tu 8.10, but it might help you with oth­er ver­sions of Lin­ux and Koha too.

These arti­cles will begin at the ground lev­el, walk­ing you through the instal­la­tion and con­fig­u­ra­tion of an Ubun­tu Lin­ux sys­tem from scratch. By the end of the series you should have a Koha sys­tem that you can use for eval­u­a­tion pur­pos­es. It’ll be a basic instal­la­tion using Koha’s inter­nal search engine rather than the more scal­able (and more com­plex) Zebra search engine. Read more…

Thin Clients in Libraries: A Brief Reflection

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Thin Clients” are inex­pen­sive com­put­ers, throw­backs to the days of com­put­er ter­mi­nals. The thin client itself has very lit­tle pow­er, instead con­nect­ing to a pow­er­ful shared serv­er for most of its smarts. In many sit­u­a­tions these com­put­ers can save orga­ni­za­tions mon­ey in pur­chas­ing, set­up, and main­te­nance.

I recent­ly devel­oped a brief, 12-minute overview of “dumb” com­put­er access devices begin­ning with dumb ter­mi­nals, end­ing with thin clients, and touch­ing on their poten­tial appli­ca­tion in libraries. Read more…

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