[Koha] development of MARC functionality
paul.poulain at free.fr
Sun Jun 12 06:47:52 NZST 2005
kim at secondhandknowledge.net a écrit :
> Hi all, I've been reading your notes about the future development of Koha, and it sounds pretty
> exciting. You've thought of some very nice features to add.
1st, my opinion is that this mail would be on a better place in
koha-devel mailing list.
> I see that some people's duties are changing, and I'm wondering who are the key people working on
> MARC improvements, and if more details about the roadmap for the MARC portions of Koha is posted
I was the MARC guy until now. Not sure it i'll stay, but I agree if asked.
> Stop me if you know this already, but I think that since the MARC structure has so much
> functionality already built into it, why not take advantage of that? For example, using the
> indicators to help with indexing will solve the display sorting problem with titles that start with
> "The". Using the leader/fixed fields for item types, is another example of using fields already
> built into the MARC record.
There is 1 thing you're missing : one of the major goal we have is to be
any-MARC compliant. So Koha must work with UNIMARC as well as MARC21.
And indicators are marc-flavour specific. So your idea is good, but not
so easy to code.
> And, of course, the multiple subject headings issue needs to be resolved.
could you explain a little bit more what you're speaking of ?
> I am stuck in my implementation of Koha because, although there is the ability to assign call
> numbers at the item level, the opac display (except for MARC view) is that of the bib level call
You should probably enter a bug in bugzilla, it should not be too hard
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