[Koha] MARC importing tool?
wolfgang.pichler at ivv.tuwien.ac.at
Sat Aug 16 01:03:56 NZST 2003
MJ Ray wrote:
> On 2003-08-15 12:49:46 +0100 Wolfgang Pichler
> <wolfgang.pichler at ivv.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> Existing data from what?
source : ms-access data (id,author, title, maybe isbn and many other
fields, all heavily postprocessed by exporting cvs and running heavy
perl-scripts to check if isbn is valid, to try to figure out multiple
authors, since they are given with various delimiters [ John & Jack Doe
/ Doe, John and Jack / Doe, John ; Smith, J. / and all that funny things
an unconstrained user may do :-(((, -- size about 16000 items !)
overall they crunched their audio-tapes and multilingual items into such
moreover there are borrower's data and currently-issued-states to
monitor --- l o t s of funny things to do /w perl.
they wish to reorganize the current overall shelving and collection
systematics (not sure where to find it in koha :
all this has to be mapped into the koha-sql-db.
hope that answers the question :-)
> OK, I asked you to restate it because I didn't understand the first
> time. I still don't understand. Can you rephrase/expand?
there are many tinyint's and char(1-4) in the db-scheme, which are
obviously sometimes booleans, or other indicators for some status
(biblio:serial == boolean : is a serial?, borrowers:categroycode,
these are not arbitrary fields, but their content has significance in
processing the record they are in.
there are lots of them and they serve as a kind of interfacing item for
any summaries about these ? or just RTFC ?
> See the koha-devel list archives at sourceforget and see if it has
> what you need.
this was/is my first source of information retrieval and i am not done
> YE GODS MAN, WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING AT US? Seriously: English probably
> isn't the easiest language for this, but please be patient with us.
sorry, capitals in austrian literature are just an emphasis, no crying,
but time will come after 25 years work in IT i will shut this reflex
> sf is latest CVS.
ok. it will be my bible.
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