[Koha] Questions from a new user

paul POULAIN paul.poulain at free.fr
Wed May 21 03:39:39 NZST 2003

Lucia Phillip wrote:

>     I am a librarian with the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago.
>     With help from Rob Weir I was able to install Koha on a WindowsXP
>     although I would very much like to use Linux in the future  but at
>     the moment I am completely unfamiliar with it.
>     I am very excited over the possiblilities that it offers to
>     libraries with limited resources although it compares very
>     favourably with many integrated library management systems. I
>     would like to implement it in one of the smaller libraries in our
>     system but I am trying to understand it fully.
>     Many of our libraries have MARC databases in the CDS/ISIS or the
>     Windows version Winisis  application. My main concern was being
>     able to import records from their present system to Koha. I have
>     been successful in exporting their records as an ISO file and
>     importing them into Koha. With version 1.2.3 the importationit
>     works well as  with 1.9.2. However, in 1.9.2 the MARC worksheet
>     displays only the 000s,100s and 200s. Is this one of the bugs to
>     be corrected or is their a later version that I should install.
>     Also, I could not find the option to create a record using a
>     simple worksheet in version 1.9.2.
>     Which version should I try a test run with?
It's probably because you don't have set up MARC-parameters for fields 
after 2xx. It's not a bug, it's a low-quality default parameter. Please 
go to parameters/MARC and fits MARC to your needs. Note that any 
subfield in "ignore" tab won't be stored by Koha. It's not a bug, it's a 
feature :-)

Consultant indépendant en logiciels libres
responsable francophone de koha (SIGB libre http://www.koha-fr.org)

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