[Koha] Importing records
John Wesley Simpson Hibbs
john at swajime.com
Thu Jan 1 13:40:12 NZDT 2009
Well, I've been having just as much trouble with installing
MarcEdit ... :-(
It needs .NET 2, and the install for .NET 2 is failing under WINE.
I'd rather put every single record in by hand than put MS on one of my
On Wed, 2008-12-31 at 15:49 +0530, Krishnan M wrote:
> Apologies for going back and responding to the original e-mail, but i
> just wanted to let John know there are tools that will do this for him
> (albeit in a two-step process).
> You can use a tool like the free MarcEdit that has a batch mode for
> searching Z39.50 servers given a list of authors/ISBN/titles, or even
> any custom field. You can then import the MARC records you get into
> Koha's reservoir.
> In fact, i created a video tutorial a few days back that illustrates
> how to do this for local people that asked me, but its still not upto
> scratch, so i haven't published it to the Wiki or other location yet.
> But if you are really interested, i can try and finish it off and send
> it to whatever audience is interested.
> All the other caveats from people on this thread still hold true. In
> other words, the quality of your catalog is as good as what you make
> it or what you allow into it.
> Pune, India
> From: John Wesley Simpson <john at swajime.com>
> To: Koha <koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
> Sent: Tuesday, 30 December, 2008 1:16:27 AM
> Subject: [Koha] Importing records
> I've been using Readerware from http://www.readerware.com/ to maintain
> my library. I have just installed Koha, and am having difficulty
> understanding how to get my library loaded into it.
> With Readerware, I can load a list of ISBN's from a text file and have
> Readerware automatically fill in the rest of the data for the books.
> How do I do this in Koha?
> So far, it appears that I can do this, but only one ISBN at a time?
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