[Koha] data entry and barcode generation

Steven F.Baljkas baljkas at mts.net
Thu May 31 03:29:49 NZST 2007

Wednesday, May 31, 2007     10:22 CDT

Dear Naste Dwoya,

With apologies for the delay in responding, I can offer the following quick words of advice regarding cataloguing now ...

Koha developpers are still working away (tireless, dedicated bunch -- applause for all!) on making a better MARC editor for Koha.

In the meantime, however, if you have to do data entry from scratch (i.e. starting from nothing), it may well be easier to use a simple MARC editor such as Terry Reese's MARCEdit, which is available for free off of the Library of Congress MARC Records, Systems and Tools page at
    URL <http://www.loc.gov/marc/marctools.html>

In recommending this, I am assuming you have access to a Windows platform machine, because while some people have reported that MARCEdit works fine for them on a linux platform, it is not made to do so.

If you can make use of MARCEdit and want to go forward with my suggestion, please write back to me off listserv with an example of the kind of data you need to enter AND the kind of barcodes you wish to use (if possible) and I shall try to set up an example template for you to follow in data entry as soon as possible.

As for generating barcodes, I believe there are several answers to that problem in the Koha archives. Perhaps that part of the problem can wait until you have actual records to work with?

I hope that this information helps in the meantime.

In any case, best wishes as you continue your work with Koha and welcome to the Koha community!

Steven F. Baljkas
library tech at large
volunteer cataloguer
Koha neophyte
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

From: naste dwoya <tichtektee at yahoo.com>
Date: 2007/05/28 Mon AM 05:46:33 CDT
To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Subject: [Koha] data entry and barcode generation

Hi, i have successfully completed the installation of
Koha, unfortunately i am unable to carry out the
cataloging, can you please give me a step by step
direction on what to do. i would also like to generate
barcodes, unfortunately every time i try i receive an error.

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