[Koha] Export authorities

Elaine Bradtke eb at efdss.org
Mon Feb 7 23:00:29 NZDT 2011

We have been training our staff to catalogue in a second instance of
Koha, building up a pile of new authorities as we go along.
Exporting biblios is easy.  But there doesn't seem to be a simple way
to export authorities.  Digging around I've found the information
below, but it's from a couple years back and not exactly what I want
to do.   Ideally I  want to download a selection from one catalogue
and upload them to another. From what I can gather, I have to take a
copy of all the authority records, delete the ones I don't need for
the other catalogue (they are mostly duplicates) and then import the
resulting file.  Is this correct?

> Is there a way to export Authorities from Koha?
> I'd like to export them, batch process them to fix some marc8 vs UTF-8
> encoding problem, and reimport them.
> Can someone suggest a workflow?

If you modify authority records, you'll want to modify linked biblio
records, and update zebra indexes. So you should use Koha authorities
API:  C4::AuthoritiesMarc.

Elaine Bradtke
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