[Koha] Help with item locations
chobbs at silvervalley.k12.ca.us
Fri Jan 23 09:13:37 NZDT 2004
(Caveat: I am a geek, not a librarian, so my apologies if my thinking is
muddled on some of this...)
I am attempting to convert one of our elementary schools from a
home-grown flat-file database to Koha, but I am running into problems
with keeeping track of where books are in the library, something which
would have been trivial had the site used Dewey decimal, but instead
they are using a home-made cataloging scheme, with entries such as "CS",
"E READER", "E OEC RDR", "598.4 TAT" (that one looks like dewey), etc.
The point is that they are text fields.
When converting from their old system to MARC records (using MarcEdit),
I pulled this info over into 852c ("Shelving location"), which seemed
like a reasonable place to put it, and I added that field to the Koha
MARC editor layout, which works as expected.
However, I discovered when I tried to link 852c to the biblioitems.dewey
Koha field (in the hopes that the location would show up in the OPAC
view of the biblio), that the dewey field is a number, not a text field,
so they are all being converted to 0.0000.
Any suggestions on how best to resolve this?
Thanks in advance,
Chris Hobbs Silver Valley Unified School District
Head geek: Technology Services Coordinator
postmaster: chobbs at silvervalley.k12.ca.us
More information about the Koha