[Koha] data import; where to start?
shedges at skemotah.com
Thu Jul 15 01:28:40 NZST 2004
Scott, you should try to get your records into MARC format, then import
them into Koha using the import utility provided with Koha. I don't know
what format your records are currently in, but the Library of Congress
keeps a list of MARC tools at http://www.loc.gov/marc/marctools.html
Scott Scriven said:
> I'm hoping to import quite a bit of book/author data into Koha,
> and I'm not sure quite how to go about it. I had started writing
> a script to pull records from one database, reorganize them, and
> put them into Koha's database... but I don't know which part(s)
> of Koha's database to dump them in (or if this is even a good way
> to do it). It seems that some parts of the db are generated from
> other parts, but I can't tell which are which.
> So, any idea where to start? Should I use an existing tool?
> Learn all about MARC? Submit data through the web interface
> instead of directly to the db? I don't mind writing a tool to do
> this, but I'm not sure what direction to proceed in.
> -- Scott
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