[Koha] Duplicate records showing up after z39.50 import

Emrys Minnig emrysminnig at varndean.co.uk
Fri Mar 12 01:18:33 NZDT 2010

What browser are you using?  I've seen this behaviour happen with IE7 and below.  Firefox is recommended.


From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz on behalf of Dillon Moore
Sent: Wed 10/03/2010 22:05
To: Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Subject: [Koha] Duplicate records showing up after z39.50 import

Hi everyone,

I'm using Koha Version on Debian.

We've been trying to re-catalogue some of our books. To do this, the cataloguer brings up the current record in the catalogue, deletes all items, then deletes the record. He then searches for the book through z39.50 and imports a new record. After making whatever changes are necessary, he saves the record, then adds an item.

The problem we've had is that duplicate records with no attached items are sometimes (not always) showing up. These are not the old records stripped of items - they are duplicates of the new records from z39.50, always without items, and sometimes missing quite a few of the MARC fields (ex. in one case there were no fields above 3xx).

I turned on the cataloguing log, and it looks like a duplicate record is being added just when the cataloguer adds a single new record:
2010-03-10 20:28:04     31      CATALOGUING     DELETE           biblio 6158 
2010-03-10 20:33:12     31      CATALOGUING     ADD             biblio 6160     biblio
2010-03-10 20:33:12     31      CATALOGUING     ADD             biblio 6161     biblio

Anyone have any ideas about what might be causing this?

Dillon Moore
Collections Librarian
The Centre for International Governance Innovation
Centre pour l'innovation dans la gouvernance internationale
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