[Koha] managing staged marc records for upload through "tools"

Rachel Hollis Rachel.Hollis at stevenshenager.edu
Fri Jul 2 07:38:14 NZST 2010

Greetings, if you use a book jobber that can embed item information in a cataloging service, you could, in theory, have your locations load along with your biblios and items. We use Yankee Book Peddler as a supplier of materials and also use their cataloguing service; currently I am able to load barcodes and call numbers with our biblio and item records. With a bit more tweaking I believe we could load locations as well. I suspect that the locations would be either tied to a fund code or a subaccount.

Rachel Hollis, librarian
Stevens-Henager College, Boise Idaho Campus

2010 Winner of Best Places to Work in Idaho

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From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Jeremy Shellhase
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Thanks, that makes sense to me.

Jeremy C. Shellhase
HSU Library
jeremy.shellhase at humboldt.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Cormack [mailto:chris at bigballofwax.co.nz]
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:51 PM
To: Jeremy Shellhase
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CCing the list so others can comment

On 30 June 2010 08:26, Jeremy Shellhase <Jeremy.Shellhase at humboldt.edu>
> Chris,
> I mean the a - Permanent Location, c- Shelving Location, b- Current
> Location, and other item values.
> The staging and importing screens offer options to create new items, but
> can't find where I tell it which location and which shelving location to
> use.

They only create items if you have item data attached in the 952
field. So if you want to upload a bunch of records with items attached
you need to add 952 fields to your records, 952a and 952b and 952c are
the subfields for location, 952p is for barcode.

> I can add items individually, but that's sort of painful.
If your MARC records don't have item information, that is really the
only way to do it. I would recommend using a tool like MarcEdit to add
item information to your marc records before importing them

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