Well Ryan (from LibLime) Zack (our server guy), Stef (systems) and I met on line to talk about testing the data load and the server compatability with our plug ins. Althought I am not too concerned with the plugin issues (scanners and printers) I am concerned about the records and circ info. So we will get to see what our Koha ILS will look like in production ahead of the final data load and “Go Live”. This will give us a chance to fine tune what we have. Mostly to take full advantage of the features in Koha we need to have data in specific fields. There is a shelf browsing feature that requires a shelf location in the bib record…something I don’t think we currently have in Spectrum. So we will try to see if we can create that data to link to…maybe. Zack has given Ryan root access to our server and he will SSH the install and data to a test installation. We will probably keep the test install so we can continue to customize our ILS and opac with out working in the production side after we are up and running. What is cool in this application is that the test server will update automatically from the production server side every night so we have current data to play with.
The other issue was customizing our opac which we will do with Owen from Nelsonville PL. He has the features on his opac we covet most. More on that as we get closer to the go live. Onward! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.