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Blocks: OpenBiblio Block

block_openbiblio
Maintained by Picture of koen roggemans koen roggemans
Connector for OpenBiblio library software: shows a numbered list of borrowed books and due dates in a Moodle block and a link to the OpenBiblio OPAC page.

The block requires OpenBiblio library software, version 0.6 or higher (downloadable from http://openbiblio.sourceforge.net).

This block reads the OpenBiblio database, pulls out which books a Moodle logged-in user has borrowed and shows them with their due date.
Moodle needs to be able to read the OpenBiblio database and needs to know how to identify someone in that database. Any field in the user profile is possible. These settings can be put on the OpenBiblio block settings page in the blocks administration menu.

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  • Picture of Alex Varsakopoulos
    Sun, Mar 17, 2013, 2:23 AM
    Hi Koen,
    I installed openbiblio on moodle 2.4 and it doesn't work, as expected I guess. Any plans to upgrade openbiblio for 2.4?

    Thank you!!

    Alex
  • Picture of koen roggemans
    Sun, Mar 17, 2013, 3:46 AM
    Can you tell me what the problem is Alex? It runs fine on our 2.4 here.
  • Picture of Linda Vanderbaan
    Thu, Aug 8, 2013, 11:52 PM
    The problem is that in 2.4, there are no settings (M2.4 requires a has_config function returning true in the block code to enable settings): - so in a new install, you get a fatal error:
    Fatal error: Cannot access empty property in /var/lib/moodle/gao24/blocks/openbiblio/block_openbiblio.php on line 42 Call Stack: 0.0008 311240 1. {main}() /var/lib/moodle/gao24/course/view.php:0 0.2064 29056392 2. core_renderer->header() /var/lib/moodle/gao24/course/view.php:243 0.2122 29713648 3. core_renderer->render_page_layout() /var/lib/moodle/gao24/lib/outputrenderers.php:737 0.2125 29789744 4. include('/var/lib/moodle/gao24/theme/rlmaster/layout/general.php') /var/lib/moodle/gao24/lib/outputrenderers.php:807 0.8382 53259344 5. block_manager->region_has_content() /var/lib/moodle/gao24/theme/rlmaster/layout/general.php:43 0.8382 53259344 6. block_manager->ensure_content_created() /var/lib/moodle/gao24/lib/blocklib.php:353 0.8383 53259480 7. block_manager->create_block_contents() /var/lib/moodle/gao24/lib/blocklib.php:1005 0.9003 55557800 8. block_base->get_content_for_output() /var/lib/moodle/gao24/lib/blocklib.php:953 0.9004 55559864 9. block_base->formatted_contents() /var/lib/moodle/gao24/blocks/moodleblock.class.php:232 0.9004 55559976 10. block_openbiblio->get_content() /var/lib/moodle/gao24/blocks/moodleblock.class.php:284
  • Picture of Pavel Kresan
    Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 9:51 PM
    Hello, if I install block to Moodle and add as block, moodle cant run. Loaded only white screen without anything. I had delete plugin to moodle run as before.
  • Picture of koen roggemans
    Sat, Feb 1, 2014, 7:37 PM
    I uploaded a bugfix release which should address these issues. Thank you for reporting.
  • Picture of Aswini Ray
    Wed, May 14, 2014, 12:14 AM
    Sir,
    I am using OpenBiblio 0.7.1 on EasyPHP 5.3.5, it works fine. When I install Moodle 1.9, it can't install it shows error like this:
    Server Checks
    Name Information Report Status
    unicode must be installed and enabled

    It is required that you store all your data in Unicode format (UTF-8). New installations must be performed into databases that have their default character set as Unicode. If you are upgrading, you should perform the UTF-8 migration process (see the Admin page).
    Check
    php_extension openssl should be installed and enabled for best results

    Installing the optional OpenSSL library is highly recommended -- it enables Moodle Networking functionality.
    Check
    php_extension xmlrpc should be installed and enabled for best results

    The xmlrpc extension is needed for hub communication, and useful for web services and Moodle networking
    Check
    database mysql version 4.1.16 is required and you are running 5.1.54 OK
    php version 4.3.0 is required and you are running 5.3.5 OK
    php_extension iconv should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension mbstring should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension curl should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension tokenizer should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension ctype should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension pcre must be installed and enabled OK
    You must solve all the environmental problems (errors) found above before proceeding to install this Moodle version!
    Server Checks
    Name Information Report Status
    unicode must be installed and enabled

    It is required that you store all your data in Unicode format (UTF-8). New installations must be performed into databases that have their default character set as Unicode. If you are upgrading, you should perform the UTF-8 migration process (see the Admin page).
    Check
    php_extension openssl should be installed and enabled for best results

    Installing the optional OpenSSL library is highly recommended -- it enables Moodle Networking functionality.
    Check
    php_extension xmlrpc should be installed and enabled for best results

    The xmlrpc extension is needed for hub communication, and useful for web services and Moodle networking
    Check
    database mysql version 4.1.16 is required and you are running 5.1.54 OK
    php version 4.3.0 is required and you are running 5.3.5 OK
    php_extension iconv should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension mbstring should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension curl should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension tokenizer should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension ctype should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension pcre must be installed and enabled OK
    You must solve all the environmental problems (errors) found above before proceeding to install this Moodle version!
    Server Checks
    Name Information Report Status
    unicode must be installed and enabled

    It is required that you store all your data in Unicode format (UTF-8). New installations must be performed into databases that have their default character set as Unicode. If you are upgrading, you should perform the UTF-8 migration process (see the Admin page).
    Check
    php_extension openssl should be installed and enabled for best results

    Installing the optional OpenSSL library is highly recommended -- it enables Moodle Networking functionality.
    Check
    php_extension xmlrpc should be installed and enabled for best results

    The xmlrpc extension is needed for hub communication, and useful for web services and Moodle networking
    Check
    database mysql version 4.1.16 is required and you are running 5.1.54 OK
    php version 4.3.0 is required and you are running 5.3.5 OK
    php_extension iconv should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension mbstring should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension curl should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension tokenizer should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension ctype should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension pcre must be installed and enabled OK
    You must solve all the environmental problems (errors) found above before proceeding to install this Moodle version!
    Server Checks
    Name Information Report Status
    unicode must be installed and enabled

    It is required that you store all your data in Unicode format (UTF-8). New installations must be performed into databases that have their default character set as Unicode. If you are upgrading, you should perform the UTF-8 migration process (see the Admin page).
    Check
    php_extension openssl should be installed and enabled for best results

    Installing the optional OpenSSL library is highly recommended -- it enables Moodle Networking functionality.
    Check
    php_extension xmlrpc should be installed and enabled for best results

    The xmlrpc extension is needed for hub communication, and useful for web services and Moodle networking
    Check
    database mysql version 4.1.16 is required and you are running 5.1.54 OK
    php version 4.3.0 is required and you are running 5.3.5 OK
    php_extension iconv should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension mbstring should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension curl should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension tokenizer should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension ctype should be installed and enabled for best results OK
    php_extension pcre must be installed and enabled OK
    You must solve all the environmental problems (errors) found above before proceeding to install this Moodle version!
    please help me.
    thanks
  • Picture of koen roggemans
    Wed, May 14, 2014, 1:24 AM
    Hi Aswini,
    This comment area is for comments on the OpenBiblio Block for Moodle, not for installation problems of Moodle. You can post in forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=28 for those problems.
    That said, Moodle 1.9 is really outdated. The OpenBiblio plugin wil not work in 1.9. Moodle 1.9 is 6 years old - the support ended 2 years ago. Don't install it.
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