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ONC BOCES School Library System: OPALS Tutorials

For users of the ONC BOCES School Library System and those interested in learning more.

OPALS Tutorials and Documents

Media Flex is the parent company of Open-source Automated Library System. In the ONC BOCES region 25 school libraries use OPALS. Instructions below were created and shared by Media Flex. 

OPALS RESOURCES

YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA 

Setting Up Circulation Parameters Policies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlyNPpVTER8&index=7&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA

Printing Student/User Barcodes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5NPx8HBDeM&t=12s

Adding a Student, Teacher, User to OPALS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsfguDqwcMY&index=2&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA

Creating a Bibliography In OPALS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsfguDqwcMY&index=2&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA

Adding Library Personnel to OPALS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzwMPUHSxL4&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA&index=7

Reader Ratings/Book Reviews in OPALS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Ua5Sq8qoc&index=8&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA

Deleting Items via Hitlist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J5PwKNuHMk&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA&index=24

Running Overdues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwLWJjbSJeQ&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA&index=6

Adding Cover Images to Items In OPALS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5-66QKGanM&t=21s

Importing/Cataloging OPALS eBooks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVbOiVkAE8E&t=151s

Using the MARC Editor to Catalog Items

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Wrfe_k7dI&t=67s

Cataloging and z-import:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omRqqzLh-oA&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA&index=23

Printing Barcode and Spine Labels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQsJfRQuBV0&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA&index=21

Merging Bibliographic/MARC Records and Associated Holdings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3hZ0Js-8Dw&index=17&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA

Adding Additional Copies/Holdings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrK0Mybu6IY&index=5&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA

Barcode Range and Assignment Table Tool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8ulfKIK8Fc&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA&index=24

Importing Vendor MARC Record Files:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jZi2Z47LmQ

Adding A User (Teacher, Student, etc.) to OPALS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsfguDqwcMY

Creating Topic Walls in OPALS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9k10YXZBUA&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA&index=26

Pt 1 Editing Home Page:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps4N5q4JY8k&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA&index=19

Pt 2 Editing the Home Page:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0lxyjYrvl0&index=16&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA

Creation and Using Hitlists in OPALS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va1nseReIlI&list=UUZOfbAtq3UECt9sUl02E1RA&index=11