[Koha] Add record author field locked?

Emrys Minnig emrysminnig at varndean.co.uk
Fri Mar 11 03:37:02 NZDT 2011

I've attached a sqldump of data from the relevant rows of the marc_subfield_structure, marc_tag_structure and biblio_framework tables.  This framework (which I called 'BRF') is one I created for our school librarians to use for manual cataloguing.  All of the MARC fields should be displayed in one tab.  All you need to do is load it into your DB.  This should save you some effort, as setting up a custom framework is a bit clunky and time-consuming.
HOWEVER, this framework was created under Koha  I have no idea if any of these table structures have changed in more recent versions.  I suppose mysql might shout at you if there is a problem during loading.


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Thanks for the information, that looks like it was the problem. Good idea about the custom framework. I assume that would be in Koha->Administration->MARC Frameworks?

What fields are required by Koha?

I think for these books the librarian is really just looking for Title, Author, ISBN, Call Number and Barcode.



Just to elaborate, navigate to Administration/System Preferences/Authorities and set 'BiblioAddsAuthorities' to 'On'.

I found that it was also helpful (especially for a school library) to create a custom bibliographic framework containing only the fields we needed.  It made manual cataloguing significantly easier for school librarians who might not have much experience with MARC format cataloguing.

Hope that helps!


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