Table of Contents
The following guide will walk you through the areas of Koha you need to look at in order to prepare to start using the system.
Before you can start using Koha you'll need to have some data. This can be done by entering it all by hand, but most people already have their data in electronic format of some sort and just need to reformat it a bit for importing into Koha.
Create a list of libraries and enter their info and codes into Libraries & Groups
Define your list of Item Types
Define you patron categories and enter the categories and their codes into Patron Categories
Enter any additional patron information fields you use in your library in the Patron Attributes
Requires that you first set the ExtendedPatronAttributes system preference if you have custom fields
Define all of your Authorized Values
Map your bibliographic data from your legacy system to Koha fields and migrate (remembering to use the collection, shelving, item type and library codes you entered in the above setting areas)
Map your patron data from your legacy system to the Koha fields and migrate (remembering to use the patron and library codes you defined above)