[Koha] Biblio reecord import

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Thu Nov 15 12:57:34 NZDT 2007

Thanks for your infomrative reply, José.

José Miguel Parrella Romero wrote:

> I've recently imported several thousand records from CSV by building
> MARC records from them and then using bulkmarcimport.pl. This script
> knows which tables to fill (there's also the marc* namespace, which
> needs to be filled in order to improve searching, I think) and you won't
> need to worry about those details.

What is the marc* namespace?

> I wrote a small script called csv2marc.pl, which will parse your CSV
> file and output MARC records based on the mappings you define at the
> file. Please check it for typos, since I had to scrub it for private
> data. Basically you define mappings for each item type (maybe you have
> different CSV files for each item type) and run it as commented inside
> the script.
> The resulting out.dat can be imported into Koha using bulkmarcimport.pl
> exporting PERL5LIB (see the Apache configuration for Koha) and running
> bulkmarcimport.pl -f out.dat (look at the bulkmarcimport.pl
> documentation for special needs)

Good good. This is very helpful. I found bulkmarcimport.pl and you're right
of course. If I can get my data into the correct MARC format using your
script idea, then the existing script in Koha will take care of the rest.

I will begin experimenting with this.


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