[Koha] When importing records, question about matching rule
Hartman, David W. - GBTS Library
David.W.Hartman at disney.com
Sat Dec 24 09:07:25 NZDT 2011
Is there a way that Koha matching rules will match the book records by ISBN if nine of the numbers match in order (ie - the middle)? Is there a way for it to do this?
From: Ann-Marie Breaux [mailto:ABreaux at ybp.com]
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2011 3:04 PM
To: Hartman, David W. - GBTS Library; Koha
Subject: RE: [Koha] When importing records, question about matching rule
I don't know how to fix it, but I do know that you can't change an ISBN-10 into an ISBN-13 just by adding 978 in front of it. The check digit at the end of the ISBN changes as well.
There are various converter programs on the web, which take into account the check digit change as well. The easiest is at http://www.isbn.org/converterpub.asp, but if you need the actual calculations behind the conversion, you'll need to do some research.
Hope this helps at least a bit,
YBP Library Services
From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Hartman, David W. - GBTS Library
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2011 2:47 PM
Subject: [Koha] When importing records, question about matching rule
When importing records, my matching rule works when ISBN matches identically in both records .. so ... I need to modify my ISBN matching rule so that it matches books that MAY have the prefix 978 in front of the ISBN.
Does anyone know how to modify the matching rule so that 978MATCH and MATCH will match?
My current rule is
Tag 020 (ISBN)
Offset 3 ( I tried 3 so it would ignore the 978 but this did not work)
Normalization rule : blank
Happy Holidays everyone!!!
David W. Hartman
Global Business Technology Strategy Library
Team Disney 336N
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