When we migrated from Koha to Bibliovation, the staff URL changed from scls-staff.kohalibary.com to scls.kohalibrary.com. LibLime has been redirecting the old URL to the new URL, but this will expire on May 15, 2020. Therefore, any links to the "old" URL will need to be updated to the "new" URL. Unfortunately, this is not something that can be done automatically by SCLS staff. This change only affects library staff links to Bibliovation - it does not affect links to LINKcat for patrons.
Where are the staff URLs saved?
Please take some time between now and May 15 to think about where your library may have saved URLs to the Koha staff client (now Bibliovation). Some places where URLs might be stored are:
- Bookmarks in browsers on staff computers
- Shortcuts on staff computers
- Internal library websites that are only used by library staff
- Documentation and instructions that your library created for staff
- Receipt printer shortcuts on staff PCs
- Spine label shortcuts on staff PCs
Of course, due to current library closures it may not be possible to update bookmarks and shortcuts on staff PCs right now. It's fine if you cannot update these saved URLs before May 15! You can make the updates when you return to your library.
How do I update the URLs?
For browser bookmarks and shortcuts, you can edit the existing bookmark/shortcut and replace the old URL with the new URL. You can also delete the existing bookmark/shortcut and create a new bookmark/shortcut with the new URL. For internal documentation or websites, you can do a find and replace to update the URLs.
How do I update the URL in the receipt and/or spine label printer Firefox profile shortcuts?
There are special procedures for updating the receipt and spine label printer shortcuts. Instructions are posted on the ILS Support Manuals page at: https://www.scls.info/sites/www.scls.info/files/changing-the-url-in-printerprofiles.pdf.
Can I use my library's unique Bibliovation URL?
Yes! In Bibliovation, each library can use a unique URL for staff as well as for patrons. Your library's unique URL is <agency code>.scls.kohalibrary.com. (For example, the URL for SCLS is sca.scls.kohalibrary.com.) If you use your library's unique URL, then your library's items will display first on the "Normal" screen of the bib record, the "Edit items" screen of the bib record, and on the "Item status" screen of the bib record.
What about the LINKcat URL?
The generic URL for LINKcat is www.linkcat.info. Each library also has a unique LINKcat URL, which can be used for patrons. Your library's unique LINKcat URL is <agency code>.linkcat.info. (For example, the unique URL for SCLS is sca.linkcat.info.) Always use *.linkcat.info for any patron-facing information. Please do not use the scls.kohalibrary.com URL for anything that patrons will see.
I need help with this
If you need help with updating bookmarks, shortcuts, or anything else, you can contact the Help Desk. See the Get Help page for information on contacting the Help Desk.
Special note about GetIt Acquisitions
The URLs for GetIt Acquisitions were not redirected from Koha to Bibliovation. Libraries who are using GetIt Acquisitions must use their library's unique URL in order to use GetIt. The library's unique URL is <agency code>.scls.kohalibrary.com.