[Koha] importing, marc mapping, progress
koha-main at toykeeper.net
Mon Aug 2 13:26:03 NZST 2004
I've been slowly building a path to migrate data from various
data sources into koha, and am now at the point where I want to
improve the translation.
My process so far is this: I'm dumping data to MODS format, and
converting to MARC XML with some LoC stylesheets. After that, I
can convert to binary MARC with the perl MARC::File::XML package,
and import into Koha with its bulk import script. I've had to
modify the LoC stylesheets somewhat, and will need to modify them
more, but otherwise the existing tools have worked okay.
I've noticed a bit of data loss going into Koha. For example, I
can't find the series title anywhere, even though it's in the
marc database as field 440a, and is mapped to biblio.seriestitle.
It seems to work during searches, but is never displayed. Is
this a template problem?
If possible, I'd also like to populate the koha inventory during
import. Can I set a 9xx field to indicate the number of items in
stock, and create other similar koha-specific data that way?
There are also various other data fields I'm not sure where to
put. Bibliographic data about authors, short book review blurbs,
awards each book has won, text from the back of the book, type of
material (novel, screenplay, poem, etc: not the regular MARC
types), genre, urls for books/authors/series, author pseudonyms,
quotes from books/authors/series, and a few others. Any idea how
to fit these into MARC?
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