[Koha] More MARC development
Nicholas Stephen Rosasco
nsr4n at tetra.mail.virginia.edu
Tue Jun 19 07:51:48 NZST 2001
Need any more info on MARC or the Z39.50 stuff?
Also, more randomly, have you ever used the Internet public library?
I've been poking at them today, trying to see if they comment on what they
use to drive their index.
On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Tonnesen Steve wrote:
> My MARC editor has come a little farther along. It is now possible to add
> new fields and subfields, edit existing subfield values, and delete
> subfield entries.
> Still to be done:
> - the interface needs some major improvements
> - the code needs to be broken down into modules of some sort.
> - no way to add a subfield if all of the existing subfields are
> deleted... workaround is probably to delete the tag when the last
> subfield is deleted, so that the tag has to be recreated with an
> initial subfield.
> - Lots of work actually tying this code into Koha somehow. This includes
> running alongside the existing database layout, as well as tying into
> things like catalogue searching, etc.
> - Setting up standard locations for Koha data that may not be covered by
> MARC (ie withdrawn, lost, itemtype).
> I've parsed all of the MARC21 field and subfield descriptions so they all
> show up in the interface as well. I gather that this is the part that
> will likely change in different versions of MARC though? It would be
> fairly simple to modify the field and subfield definitions based on a
> preference setting for the version of MARC (MARC21, UKMARC, NZMARC,
> MARSMARC, etc.).
> Note that the data on my test site is free to edit and play with. It's
> actually running on my laptop, and is a copy of a library's data. Wreck
> it at your leisure, I can restore it quickly if it gets really bad. :)
> Demo is at:
> Koha mailing list
> Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
More information about the Koha