[Koha] import records and map field to marc
Jochum van der Heide
jochum.vanderheide at lifehope.om.org
Thu Aug 21 22:54:28 NZST 2008
I'm about to import our 6000 records from an old DOS based library system
to Koha 3.0. I understand the best way to do this is using the
misc/migration_tools/bulkmarcimport.pl tool after creating the marc file
from csv with MarcEdit. Currently all the fields I could export from our
old system were the following:
Catalogue Record Number (barcode field?)
Call number (local) 082ab
Publishing - Name 260b
Publishing - Place 260a
Publishing - Date 260c
GMD (Item type) 942c
What is the best field to use for the barcode? Also the Extra field has
some additinal info about the subject of the book. I was thinking this
would perhaps fit in 653a.
I noticed that by default there are a number of MARC fields mandatory. For
example, what is the 000 leader field used for and why is it mandatory?
Should I be using those fields or is it save to not make them mandatory?
BTW, are there any instructions available on using the bulkmarkimport tool?
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