[Koha] Re: marc and stuff!
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Fri May 25 09:22:35 NZST 2001
Sounds great! Please send the Link!
> Subj: RE: [Koha] Re: marc and stuff!
> Date: 5/24/01 1:49:16 PM US Mountain Standard Time
> From: Lora at wfftrc.org (Lora Morgaine)
> Sender: koha-admin at lists.katipo.co.nz
> To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz ('koha at lists.katipo.co.nz ')
> CC: Deirdre at wfftrc.org (Deirdre McDonough)
> Hi everyone,
> I've been lurking on this list for a while but would like to put in my two
> I work for a non-profit organization called the Technology Resource Center,
> based in Seattle, Washington. We try to find ways to help alleviate the
> digital divide, and are very involved in libraries in the USA and in Latin
> A small group of us have been working on making KOHA compatible with MARC
> records and in general with libraries in North and South America. We are at
> the point where we successfully import MARC records in full, and allow
> editing on over 200 most-utilized fields and subfields. One can also create
> a new MARC record, but cannot export records yet.
> We also altered the database structure significantly to import successfully
> all fields, subfields, and indicators, and also changed the OPAC interface.
> It was rewritten in PHP for more flexibility, as well. Because we have
> changed so much of the system, we renamed ours to "OpenBook" - but it's
> still an open-source system with code available to everyone. Our ultimate
> goal is to help small libraries who wish to automate or move to less
> expensive automation options.
> Now, that said, it's not quite ready yet for public input and
> troubleshooting. We will be ready for beta testing as of the US ALA
> convention, on June 15 2001. I can send the link to the OPAC to anyone who
> wants to try that out though. It does have problems still, we know, and
> we're working on them.
> If you have questions or etc, please let me know. We give full credit to the
> folks in New Zealand - without their structure this never would have come to
> completion! We just hoped to change it for the N. American MARC standards in
> cataloging, and change the OPAC to be more like US-based OPACs.
> Right now, we only have OPAC and cataloging modules done. Circulation will
> be forthcoming around September, possibly a bit later.
> I hope that the members of this list will be interested in trying out the
> OPAC and doing testing on cataloging for us...
> Lora Morgaine
> Koha mailing list
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