[Koha] Re: [Koha-devel] Any interest in adding MP3 ID3v2 read/write capability to Koha?

Galen Charlton galen.charlton at liblime.com
Sat Dec 1 08:59:28 NZDT 2007


On 11/30/07, Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger at foundations.edu> wrote:
> 1. From the user prospective: Is there any interest/demand for this
> type of feature?

I can confirm that there is a lot of interest in this sort of thing
for digital library projects.  See
http://meta-extractor.sourceforge.net/ for a (Java) tool built by the
National Library of New Zealand.

> 2. From the developer prospective: What is the best mapping plan for
> marc fields to ID3v2 frames and vise-versa? If you are not familiar
> with the ID3v2 standard, take a look at
> http://www.id3.org/id3v2.4.0-frames which is probably the relevant
> part for this discussion.

Doing a mapping to MARC is where it would get tricky -- most digital
library projects stuff this sort of data into XML following various
schemas.  One approach might be to look for example mappings to Dublin
Core entities, then map back to MARC, e.g., dc.title = 245$a, etc.


Galen Charlton
Koha Application Developer
galen.charlton at liblime.com
p: 1-888-564-2457 x709

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