[Koha] Intro

Jeff Hall hallj at vtls.com
Fri Aug 25 12:33:57 NZST 2000

I've just started looking at Koha, and I'm very impressed!  Runs very nicely
on a Solaris Intel set-up, and was a breeze to install.  The folks at Katipo
are to be congratulated!

I had been thinking along the same lines regarding importing MARC records
into the system.  Although I haven't gotten much beyond just thinking about
it, it ought to be fairly easy, since there is at least one existing Perl
module (Marc.pm) that can flip MARC records into a tagged text format, and
vice versa.  With just a little bit of tweaking it ought to be possible to
get that module to output MARC records in a format that is loadable to the
appropriate tables in Koha.  The calling script could be extended with DBI
functionality to go ahead and load the records, without having that be an
extra step in the process.  In the same vein, exporting records from the
Koha database and converting them into a MARC format should be fairly

Anyone game?  I'll start looking into myself, but if anyone else has ideas
or suggestions along these lines, let us hear from you!

Thanks a lot,

Jeff Hall
Technical Analyst
VTLS Inc. Customer Services

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Williams" <michael at haywood.k12.nc.us>
To: <koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 2:24 PM
Subject: [Koha] Intro

> Hello,
>     I am Michael Williams, Network Supervisor for Haywood County
> Schools, located in North Carolina, USA. One of our Media Specialists
> has pointed me to your site and is very excited about the software. We
> are currently fighting an old DOS based system, trying to get it to run
> on a linux server and she thought this might be a solution.
> Does this support importing MARC records, and has anyone converted to
> this from an exsisting system.
> Michael
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