[Koha] Migrate Alice for Windows

Seth Mayo smayo at stpeters.nsw.edu.au
Wed Jun 17 14:54:34 NZST 2009

Has anyone migrated Alice for Windows to Koha?

Alice for Windows hasn't been working right in our school for while
and I'm looking to change to Koha.  However I haven't been able to get
the exported MARC file to import.  Unfortunately I don't know much
about MARC but basically what I've done is the following.

1.  Used the Alice for Windows 'Export to MARC' function to dump a
MARC 21 .dat file
2.  Set up the environment variables for bulkmarcimport.pl
3.  Run bulkmarcimport.pl to import the data which returned that 21000
odd items were imported
4.  Found there were no more items in the database than before.
5.  Tried uploading it to import through the 'reservior' method and it
gave me a report that there were the same number of records but that
there were MARC errors on each one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Seth Mayo
IT Technical Manager
Email:  smayo at stpeters.nsw.edu.au
St Peter's Anglican Primary School
Howe Street
Campbelltown NSW 2560
PH: 02 4627 2990
Website:  http://www.stpeters.nsw.edu.au

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