[Koha] import records and map field to marc
nicole.engard at liblime.com
Thu Aug 21 23:21:02 NZST 2008
You may find some helpful instructions in the manual:
http://sites.google.com/a/liblime.com/koha-manual/ I'll let others answer
your best practices questions.
Nicole C. Engard
Open Source Evangelist, LibLime
(888) Koha ILS (564-2457) ext. 714
nce at liblime.com
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 6:54 AM, Jochum van der Heide <
jochum.vanderheide at lifehope.om.org> wrote:
> 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?)
> Title 245a
> Series 440a
> Author 100a
> Subject 650a
> Call number (local) 082ab
> ISBN 20a
> Publishing - Name 260b
> Publishing - Place 260a
> Publishing - Date 260c
> Extra 653a?
> 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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