[Koha] Cataloging workflow
tirabo at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 11:46:54 NZDT 2010
Hi. As I undertood some people 1) get marc records, 2) convert them using
MarcEdit to an .mrk file, 3) edit with MarcEditor the converted file, 4)
apply marcmaker (from Marcedit) to get again a marc file 5) import to Koha.
I have a question: what is the difference at step 3) of using MarcEditor or
another ascci editor (as notepad++, very powerful and open source).
2010/1/8 Susan Bennett <susan.bennett at geaugalibrary.info>
> 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.
> Susan Bennett
> 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
>> 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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