[Koha] Koha became a little more of a certainty last night
ohiocore at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 03:28:58 NZDT 2007
On 10/19/07, ils shopping <ils.shopping at gmail.com> wrote:
> Our system administrator once again assured me he can output all the
> MARC data as a standard file and that he can give me files for
> individual details such as item, hold, call number, and user data.
> Most of the data other than MARC will be in delimited with "|". We
> don't have alot of experience with SQL loading but he came up with a
> pretty interesting thought on sharing the process of migrating data
> out of Sirsi Unicorn. Apparently they have a site for the storing of
> API data. He proposed posting the information there so that other
> sites needing the information would have access without raising legal
> problems for the Koha project.
Glad to hear of your Board's support for migration.
The two main venues for discussion and sharing of Unicorn API code are
Sirsi's client care forum and the "API Repository" at http://sirsiapi.org/
The former is directly controlled by Sirsi, the latter indirectly. As
you'll notice from following that link, neither is sufficiently open to
allow those interested access, without a current account or the company's
"API certification" (i.e., spending ~$5000 and a week of your time in their
classes). While the other folks on those sites might be interested, I don't
think it makes sense to impose that threshold on libraries hoping or
intending to leave Unicorn, or to trust SirsiDynix to host material that is
works effectively against their business interests.
Something like sourceforge or any other public site would be better. (And
to be honest, the repository sees very little activity anyway.) In general
though, I think you are right that there are a lot of Unicorn sites out
there, and many of them will be considering or actively pursuing the exact
same kind of tasks your library is about to undertake.
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