Bug 5038 - Checkout by hour
Summary: Checkout by hour
Alias: None
Product: Koha
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Circulation (show other bugs)
Version: rel_3_2
Hardware: All All
: P5 - low enhancement (vote)
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Assignee: Kyle M Hall
QA Contact: Bugs List
URL: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/H...
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Reported: 2010-07-19 18:32 UTC by Brice Sanchez
Modified: 2014-12-07 20:02 UTC (History)
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Description Brice Sanchez 2010-07-19 18:32:23 UTC
Hello Everyone,

I work for a big group of french-canadian library, they have a feature request for the Koha SIGB.

They want to checkout books for few hours and days.

So i want to work on this feature request and to be approved by the community because it's a long-term project (5 years min).

I will make commit on the GIT in few days and i need help to make good job because i begin to work on Koha (i saw the code guidelines).

If any similar job was done before me, please tell me because i found nothing on bugzilla.

See you later.

Brice S.

PS : Sorry for my basic English.
Comment 1 Brice Sanchez 2010-08-03 14:20:53 UTC
My project manager and me have defined the features for the Checkout by hour :

"In a Library, a book could be loan for a specified number of hours (eg 4:00). If the book is taken one hour before closing, it can be return the same evening in the letter box or the next morning before the opening and without paying charges (with dropbox mode)."

    1 - Home > Tools calendar
    We need to add hours of opening and closing.

    2 - Administration > Issuing Rules
    We need to add Hour and Minutes in the Loan Period like adding 3 input type="text"
    Create the needed code to defined the rule

    3 - Circulation > Checkouts
    We need to add a hours and minutes input type="text"
    Check for "24" hours and "00-59" minutes
    Check the rule
    Display hours and minutes in the result of the checkout

    4 - Circulation > Checkin
    We need to calculate the charges with hour and minutes and the hours of opening and closing
    The same for the dropbox mode.

    5 - Patrons > Checkin > Reading Record for {name}
    Add Hour and minute in the History

This is the specifications that our customer needs and that we need to develop and make public.
Hoping that this closer to what you want to have.
Comment 2 Katrin Fischer 2010-08-03 15:05:23 UTC
Not every library may have a book box for returns. It would be nice if you could specify something like: book must be back within x hours after library opening time.


Fines by hour?
Comment 3 Maxime Pelletier 2013-03-11 22:38:05 UTC
Marking as invalid because since then checkout by hour was implemented in other tickets.