[Koha] More questions - another 2 cents worth
chris at katipo.co.nz
Tue Jun 17 18:20:07 NZST 2003
On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 12:44:31PM -0500, baljkas at mb.sympatico.ca said:
> Monday, June 16, 2003 12:40 CDT
> Greetings, all!
> I don't know if it's possible, but perhaps until the developers can create
> a classification field that uses ANY system/s the users need, it might be
> useful to have stop-gap 'DDC' and 'LC' versions of Koha. Ed is dead-on in
> noting that LC is really the standard for scientific libraries. I
> interviewed on one that insisted in using Dewey a few years ago: most of
> the call numbers were 20 digits. Not fun to try to use or communicate to
We do have an lccn field in the koha database. And you can load data into
it, its currently not displaying or searchable yet though. This is a
templating issue, im sure we could change it quite fast.
> P.S. To be honest, I've also thought that it would be good to have MARC21
> and UNIMARC versions as well; might simplify some mapping problems interim.
In the 1.9.x (soon to be 2.0) tree, MARC21 and UNIMARC are fully supported,
so using the MARC search u can search LC with it.
Its just the old search interface that would need tweaking to allow LC
I hope this makes sense, (im currently on the other side of the world from
home, and slightly sleep deprived so i wouldnt be suprised if it doesnt :-))
Chris Cormack Programmer
027 4500 789 Katipo Communications Ltd
chris at katipo.co.nz www.katipo.co.nz
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