[Koha] Adding support for NORMARC to Koha 3
magnus at enger.priv.no
Tue Nov 11 04:30:29 NZDT 2008
> Dear Magnus,
> On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 11:04:10 +0100, "Magnus Enger" <magnus at enger.priv.no>
> > Dear all,
> > I'm trying to add support for NORMARC to Koha 3, a crucial step if Koha
> > going to get any attention here in Norway.
> Are you sure of this ? It is quite a big task.
Yes, I'm quite sure Norwegian libraries and librarians will find a
requirement to convert their beloved NORMARC-records into MARC21 before
migrating to Koha quite a turn-off. I guess it will also be problematic to
import records via Z39.50 from our national library or other large libraries
into a MARC21 system.
The size of the task - and the different sub-tasks involved - is one of the
things I'm trying to figure out! ;-)
> > I start off with a working installation with the default MARC21
> > and I have created an SQL-file that I run against the database in an
> > attempt
> > to delete MARC21 and replace it with NORMARC:
> > http://github.com/MagnusEnger/normarc4koha/tree/master/normarc.sql
> > When I ran this against one of the beta versions prior to the stable 3.0
> > seemed to work. Today, I can still view my NORMARC structure with
> > /cgi-bin/koha/admin/marctagstructure.pl. But when I search for something
> > the OPAC, I get the following error:
> First question:
> Do you have Zebra or not ?
Yep, Zebra is trotting along at a nice pace.
Just to break the tasks down here:
> To use the search with a 'new' MARC you need to setup the config of
That would mean providing the information found in
but for NORMARC, right?
> the setup of ISBD
That would be done through the ISBD pref?
> and full views
Where should this be done?
> and reindexing all.
With something like "rebuild_zebra.pl -b -a -z", right?
What strikes me as somewhat strange about the behaviour I'm seeing now, is
that reindexing does not seem to affect it. If I load my definition I get the
error, without me doing any reindexing. To me it looks like Koha is doing
some checking of the MARC-structure and throwing an error before it performs
an actual search?
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