[Koha] Using Koha
jmf at liblime.com
Tue Aug 1 10:20:38 NZST 2006
On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 08:41:47PM -0500, Steven F. Baljkas wrote:
> Like many ILS, however, it does not appear that Koha actually does anything with the data at present
> (many ILS don't make full use of all the data that a MARC record encodes). That may change in future versions.
Actually, the current version of Koha does use some of the data from
these fields < 10, and could easily be made to use more.
In the next major version upgrade (2.4) much of the searching will
rely on fields < 10. For instance, the 008 date fields, language
codes, format, content, audience distinctions ... 007's material
types, 003's control number id, 005's date of last transaction,
etc. This applies only to the USMARC flavour of course, UNIMARC
support for these fields is forthcoming.
If you want see the beta of this new version, you can try out the
following demo: http://zoomopac.liblime.com
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