[Koha] Migrate Alice for Windows
smayo at stpeters.nsw.edu.au
Wed Jun 17 17:20:23 NZST 2009
>> 1. Used the Alice for Windows 'Export to MARC' function to dump a
>> MARC 21 .dat file
>> 2. Set up the environment variables for bulkmarcimport.pl
>> 3. Run bulkmarcimport.pl to import the data which returned that 21000
>> odd items were imported
> Is your Koha correctly configured to use MARC 21 ?
They were imported with the type flag of MARC 21
>> 4. Found there were no more items in the database than before.
> Did you configure Koha to use the Zebra tool ?
> If you did so, you have to run a command (I don't know which one but you
> will probably find it in the README or INSTALL files) so that Zebra
> indexes the freshly imported data. Then only they will appear in your
> koha OPAC.
No idea as I'm using the sample virtualised version to trial it.
However it appears Zebra is there. In the migration_tools folder
there is a rebuildzebra.pl and rebuildnozebra.pl file. I've now run
rebuildzebra.pl and it took a while to run but didn't make any records
appear. I'll try the nozebra one next. I'm guessing they didn't
import properly because of the MARC errors. I'm going to try other
formats that Alice for Windows can export in and see if any of them
are compatible. I've just noticed that the SCIS sample records that
work with the MARC import in Koha are actually USMARC format which I
can also export in.
>> 5. Tried uploading it to import through the 'reservior' method and it
>> gave me a report that there were the same number of records but that
>> there were MARC errors on each one.
> Yoou may try the MARC::Lint perl module to check your records. Read the
> synopsis of the documentation, it will certainly help.
Ok. I'll have to go find the info on that...missed that somewhere.
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