I think that a quick extra note should be thrown out:

As I understand it the configuration described below will apply to patrons at 
home as well as those in the library. If you just want to restrict in-library 
machines you may need a different solution.

Thomas Berezansky
Assistant Network Administrator
Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
4 High ST, Suite 175
North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: 978-557-8161

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[mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Jeff 
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 17:26
To: open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Limiting search options for a consortium?

Hi Jesse,

I believe there are two steps you need to take:

(1) Set the physical_loc environment variable in the Apache config for 
each of your subdomains, using a directive like this:

     SetEnv physical_loc 4

(2) In your library settings, set "Org Unit Hiding Depth" to the 
appropriate value for each library.  Here's the description for that 

This will hide certain org units in the public OPAC if the Physical 
Location (url param "physical_loc") for the OPAC inherits this setting. 
This setting specifies an org unit depth, that together with the OPAC 
Physical Location determines which section of the Org Hierarchy should 
be visible in the OPAC.  For example, a stock Evergreen installation 
will have a 3-tier hierarchy (Consortium/System/Branch), where System 
has a depth of 1 and Branch has a depth of 2.  If this setting contains 
a depth of 1 in such an installation, then every library in the System 
in which the Physical Location belongs will be visible, and everything 
else will be hidden.  A depth of 0 will effectively make every org 
visible.  The embedded OPAC in the staff client ignores this setting.

Hope that helps!

On 2017-02-01 09:24 AM, Jesse McCarty wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I was wondering if there are any configurations to restrict searches to
> a single library in a consortium setup? We have four libraries in our
> Evergreen system, all setup for access in sub-domains
> (Burlington.skagitcat.org, laconner.skagitcat.org etc...). Occasionally
> the search drop down gets switched/changed to search all the libraries
> instead of the local library, which causes some confusion for patrons
> looking for a book in our library when they don't realize the search
> result is showing them a book in a different library. There any
> configuration to eliminate the other options from the drop down box in
> the web OPAC? Screenshot for reference attached, we would like to keep
> the searches on the Burlington Public Library, but sometimes the box
> gets set to Skagit Evergreen Libraries.
> Thanks in advance
> Jesse McCarty
> City of Burlington
> IT Technical Assistant

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