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Koha 3 Manual

Global Preferences:  Authorities

To set up Global System Preferences...

  • Go to the 'Administration' module (usually under 'More' in your Global Nav)
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  • Click on 'Global system preferences'

 

Authorities

To set up 'Authorities' preferences...
  • Go to the 'Administration' module (usually under 'More' in your Global Nav)
  • Click on 'Global system preferences'
  • Click on 'Authorities'
  • Click 'edit' next to the system preference you wish to modify

When you edit a system preference, the screen will look like this:

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System preferences are usually 'on/off' but may be free fields in some cases.

authoritysep

Defines the default separator character for separating a list of authorities in a display (Usually, '--')

Values: This is a free form field

IMPORTANT: Most libraries leave this at the default: '--'



BiblioAddsAuthorities

Defines if a new biblio will check for existing authority record and create one on-the-fly if one doesn't exist.

Values:
  • ON = a new biblio will check for existing authority record and create one on-the-fly if one doesn't exist.
  • OFF = a new biblio will NOT check for existing authority records and will NOT create one if one doesn't exist

dontmerge

Defines if an authority record will update all associated bibiiographic records immediately.

Values:
  • ON = modifying an authority record will NOT update all associated bibliographic records
  • OFF = modifying an authority record WILL update all associated bibliographic records

IMPORTANT: Ask your system administrator to enable the merge_authorities.pl cron job