The purpose of this section is to give you a basic overview of the Catalogue Module in KLAS. It includes basic information for navigation and understanding of the parts of the module. We have also included a guide practice session so that you can work with the module in a practical way and gain enough experience to get started. To go beyond the basics, check the Shortcuts and Tools tab that contains how to use queries and Excel to expand the capabilities of using KLAS.
This exercise is designed based on a Guided Practice module, that has been included as a separate document for printout. This only covers the very basics in an organized way to allow you to get up to speed with the Catalogue module. As you gain experience by using it is everyday work situation you will discover that there ways beyond what's shown here. As you get more proficient use of the keyboard shortcuts contained in the Shortcuts and Tools tab may be useful.
Log into KLAS with your assigned username and password. For help with this see the note about username and password on the Shortcuts and Tool tab.
From the KLAS desktop -
select the Catalogue button - This is the first button on the left. This will open up Catalogue at the Title-Bib tab.
Explore the Catalogue module
Use the find button - or the Navigation menu - "Find", to find a specific title. You can search by KLAS ID, Title, Author or Item Barcode. Find is the same regardless of the tab you are on.
You can navigate from record to record using the arrow buttons - or the Navigation menu. This is very useful when you have a set of records from a query or when you want to explore adjacent records. The tab you are on in one record (Title-Bib, Holding, Copy, etc.) stays the same as you move through records.
Catalogue module tabs
The catalogue module is composed of tabs that display different kinds of information about each item cataloged. Starting from left to right:
Exporting to Excel from Catalogue
Export allows you to export data to an Excel spreadsheet from any browse table in a screen where available. This is most useful when you want to use data found in title searches or queries, for example to create labels or to manipulate and use data. It's useful to share findings with others, since from Excel you can print off or email results without having to open KLAS to examine them.
To Export use the Export button - , Go to the Function menu from a results screen and select Export or the Keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+X.
Some common Catalogue uses of Export