[Koha] Migrating data from Liberty3 to Koha 3.0 plus
dearden at sarsf.org
Tue Dec 14 07:58:05 NZDT 2010
I cannot speak specifically to migrating from Liberty3, but it is probably similar to other migrations. You should have some means to export the records from Liberty3 in a MARC format. If not, then in a comma delimited file or other standard DB format. Terry Reese at Oregon State University has created a tool called MarcEdit that you can use to manipulate the records and convert them from the Liberty3 output to the proper Marc format for Koha. His home page is here: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~reeset/marcedit/html/index.php . Pay particular attention to getting the item info into the default location for Koha - the 952 part of the record. That is probably not where it will export from your old system. See the MarcEdit doc for particulars on how to use it. Take a look at the Koha doc section 1.4 for information about Bibliographic Frameworks and the Koha to Marc mapping, and sections 2.9 and 2.10 for info on how to import your Marc records once you have them ready using the tools I mentioned above. Of course you will also need to attend to all of the administration areas to set up your library details. Take a look at the documentation for detailed info on your options there. Section 13 contains an implementation checklist that will walk you through the necessary steps. In fact you should familiarize yourself in general with the documentation on the koha-community.org site, it will probably answer most of your questions.
Hopefully that points you in the right direction.
From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Raphael Muonga
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 6:08 AM
To: Nicole Engard
Cc: Koha; Koha Devel
Subject: [Koha] Migrating data from Liberty3 to Koha 3.0 plus
Sorry, if I have used a wrong blog. Me I am asking for assistance in
terms of migrating from Liberty3 to Koha 3.0 and above.
Anybody with this sort of experience?
Thanks in anticipation.
Raphael Chisanga Muonga
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