[Koha] Cataloging workflow
susan.bennett at geaugalibrary.info
Sat Jan 9 02:06:24 NZDT 2010
Many of our vendors supply marc records for our orders at no cost. We just
edit them with MarcEdit to add the 952 fields and import them. The
catalogers will sometimes overlay more complete marc records from 3rd party
sources as some of the vendor records are not as complete as we would like.
ILS System Administrator
Geauga County Public Library
440 286-6811 x 125
440 286-7419 FAX
2010/1/6 Joann Ransom <jransom at library.org.nz>
> Hi owen,
> Yes we have always catalogued straight into Koha. The caveat though is that
> we have traditionally been of the quick and dirty school of cataloguing. We
> are struggling through Koha 3.2 cataloguing because we now have to import
> marc records in order to unleash the power of Koha more effectively - and
> its a big learning curve :) We have played with importing records 1 at a
> time through z39.50 server and that seems to work reasonably well. Is there
> a better way - low cost that I should know about? I don;t want to have to
> pay some 3rd party for marc records created by and arguably owned by
> librarians. If some development time and money needs tobe invested in making
> this cataloguing process smoother I'd be interested in contributing.
> Cheers Jo.
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 3:45 AM, Rachel Hamilton-Williams <
> rachel at katipo.co.nz> wrote:
>> HLT do their cataloging in Koha - have cc'd Jo so that she can coment
>> I think the backward step for them work flow wise was one of the things
>> that has been a disincentive to upgrading in the past
>> Owen Leonard wrote:
>>> I'd like to take an informal survey to get some ideas from the
>>> Koha-using community. My library has never done the bulk of its
>>> cataloging within Koha. We switched to Koha from a system which didn't
>>> have a good cataloging module, so our catalogers have always been most
>>> comfortable with their separate cataloging tools. However, we're
>>> always looking for ideas for improving our workflow.
>>> Koha users, are you doing all your cataloging within Koha? If not,
>>> what are you using?
>>> -- Owen
>> Rachel Hamilton-Williams
>> General Manager
>> Katipo Communications Ltd
>> Phone: +64-4-934 1285
>> Mobile: 021 389 128
>> E-mail: rachel at katipo.co.nz
>> Web: www.katipo.co.nz
> Joann Ransom RLIANZA
> Acting Head of Libraries,
> Horowhenua Library Trust.
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