6. Additional Parameters

6.1. Stop Words


If NoZebra is set to 'Use' this option will not appear on the administration menu

Stop words are words that you want the search system to ignore.

  • >Get there: More > Administration > Additional Parameters > Stop Words

Koha comes with a standard list of stop words that can be edited by visiting the Stop Word administration area.

To add a new stop word to the list, click the 'New Stop Word' button and add the word you'd like ignored


If you change something in this table, ask your administrator to run misc/batchRebuildBiblioTables.pl script.

6.2. Z39.50 Servers

Koha has a powerful copy cataloging tool. Using Koha you can connect to any Z39.50 target that is publicly available or that you have the log in information to.

  • Get there: More > Administration > Additional Parameters > Z39.50 Servers

Koha comes with a default list of Z39.50 targets set up that you can add to, edit or delete

To find additional targets you use IndexData's IRSpy: http://irspy.indexdata.com

6.2.1. Add a Z39.50 Target

  • From the main Z39.50 page, click 'New Z39.50 Server'

    • Userid and Password are only required for servers that are password protected

6.2.2. Suggested Z39.50 Targets

The following targets have been used successfully by other Koha libraries (in the Americas):

  • BIBLIOS z3950.biblios.net:210 bibliographic

  • BIG COUNTRY KOHA bcls.kohalibrary.com:210 bcls_koha

  • CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC webcat.cuyahoga.lib.oh.us:210 INNOPAC


  • HALIFAX PUBLIC catalogue.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca:210 horizon

  • HALTON HILLS PUBLIC cat.hhpl.on.ca:210 halton_hills

  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS z3950.loc.gov:7090 Voyager

  • LONDON PUBLIC LIBRARY catalogue.londonpubliclibrary.ca:210 INNOPAC

  • MANITOBA PUBLIC library.gov.mb.ca:210 horizon

  • MILTON PL cat.mpl.on.ca:210 horizon

  • NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES cat.llgc.org.uk:210 default

  • TORONTO PUBLIC symphony.torontopubliclibrary.ca:2200 unicorn

  • TRI-UNI voyager

  • VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY z3950.vpl.ca:210 Horizon