[Koha] Obtaining MARC21 records
Steven F. Baljkas
baljkas at mb.sympatico.ca
Tue Dec 14 11:50:28 NZDT 2004
Monday, December 13, 2004 16:49 CST
Just a quick thank you note for all of us.
What you described sounds fantastic and I am sure it will be helpful to many
out there (although I still hold the view that cataloguing needs to be done
item by item, with assessment of the quality of the record retrieved).
Steven F. Baljkas
library tech at large (and militant cataloguer?)
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry Jackson" <h.jackson at acu.ac.uk>
Cc: <koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Koha] Obtaining MARC21 records
> Steven F. Baljkas wrote:
> > Saturday, December 11, 2004 21:27 CST
> > Hi, Harry,
> > Just finished forwarding the info to Christopher, but I thought I should
> > you know that part of the solution has already been achieved.
> > John Voth offered the listserv his tools back in 2003.
> > You can check them out at URL http://www.voth.ca/bib.php
> > I've copied his note to Joshua below as it gives an indication of the
> > broader discussions that were underway. I don't know what progress has
> > made since.
> I took a pop at this at the weekend and I have a working script now.
> I had a look at the script you mentioned and it look fine but there are
> some differences between the one above and mine.
> 1. It only searches a single server. I have written the one here to
> accept as many servers as you give it and it searches them all until it
> finds a MARC record, it then searches for the next ISBN. The order that
> the server are searched can be changed. I added some stats to the script
> so that you have some idea of which of you servers are giving you the
> best results so that you can then change the script to search these first.
> 2. I also added the Business::ISBN module to it at the weekend so that
> if it is installed it will check the ISBN for validity oterwise it
> performs some rudimentary checks itself. It is not necessary to have the
> Business::ISBN module installed but if you do it performs the checks.
> 3. The script also writes everything out to a log file so that you can
> see what it is doing ie Good/Bad ISBN's etc.
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