Koha’s Plugin System (available in Koha 3.12+) allows for you to add additional tools and reports to Koha that are specific to your library. Plugins are installed by uploading KPZ ( Koha Plugin Zip ) packages. A KPZ file is just a zip file containing the perl files, template files, and any other files necessary to make the plugin work. Learn more about the Koha Plugin System in the Koha 3.18 Manual or watch Kyle’s tutorial video. To download our tutorials the links will take you to Github where you can see all of the releases:

 

Click on the releases link at the top.

From the release page you can download the relevant *.kpz file

 

Download the latest *.kpz file.

If the plugin you’re interested in is missing a release please let Kyle know and he’ll add one.

Below are plugins written by the team at ByWater Solutions.

Report Plugins

  • Cover Flow Adds a new covers widget to your OPAC. Learn more: http://bywatersolutions.com/2014/08/18/koha-coverflow-plugin/
  • Kitchen Sink Example This plugin doesn’t do anything useful. It is provided as an example for testing and development purposes.
  • MARC Checker This plugin will check a range of Koha records using MARC::Lint and tell you if they are not well formatted. Prepare to be surprised!
  • Patron Last Activity This report lists the last the date of a patrons last activity for all patrons enrolled within a given date range.
  • Records by Biblionumber Enter a list of biblionumbers, get a list of titles.

Tool Plugins

  • Batch Email Patrons A tool to generate a batch of emails to patrons.
  • Force Delete Record This plugin will allow you to forcefully delete a record in Koha, even if you cannot view it! This can be useful in the event that record corruption leads to a situation where you cannot delete a record via the standard methods.
  • Kitchen Sink Example This plugin doesn’t do anything useful. It is provided as an example for testing and development purposes.
  • Peoplesoft import for Koha Koha plugin to convert CSV file of peoplesoft data to Koha patron CSV file
  • Rolling Hard Due Dates This is a tool to allow you to set specific dates on which to update your hard due dates. On those dates, the circulation rules will be updated, and any current checkouts that are beyond that hard due date with have their due dates reduced to it.