[Koha] Cataloguing serials
hansbkk at gmail.com
hansbkk at gmail.com
Sun Mar 27 07:21:17 NZDT 2011
Sorry I'm not qualified to give the MARC-level details, but it seems
clear to me that you want biblio-level issues, since you have such
detailed information per issue.
Either have the issue date the only one in the record, or make sure
the ones irrelevant to your patrons are excluded from the indexing.
Although I'm sure there's a fix for the interface character limits, it
sounds to me like you shouldn't be doing data-entry in Koha anyway -
aren't your source files well structured? IMO you should do all your
data manipulations in SQL or CSV, use MARCEdit to transform to MARC
and bulk import into Koha.
On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 2:03 AM, Archives and Collections Society
<paul.a at aandc.org> wrote:
> We are looking for assistance with cataloguing serials (we have books
> mostly under control now) and there must be something we are missing.
> Semantically, a serial publication has a "single" (in the sense unique)
> *biblio* record (title, publisher, size, periodicity, etc) --- and multiple
> "items" (Vol I, No. 1 through Vol X..., No. y).
> However, this approach does not mingle well with Koha terminology or
> methodology as far as we can see. We have entered the *unique" biblio - see
>  below for how Koha has recorded it. We then entered two "items" which
> just added two 952$ records to the single biblio - see  below.
> The results are pretty useless from an OPAC user's standpoint. [S]he can
> find the single entry for the magazine, but refining the search for a year,
> or a boat name, whatever, still brings up exactly the same output - and
> adding the other 400+ issues of this periodical in the same way will (to
> put it mildly) muddy the waters. End result, 402 952$'s attached to a
> biblio, and a web page that will probably strangle Koha output (Marc view
> as well as normal view.)
> Question 1 ) Do we need to enter (presumably via MarcEdit) a new biblio
> for each item? Is this what all other Koha users do? (as an aside we have
> over 230,000 periodicals on spreadsheets. Are there any easier methods to
> replicate the biblio? or to use the "add item" in a more constructive manner?
> Question 2 ) The keywords|abstracts that we have for our serials is
> extensive and must be searchable by OPAC users. So far we have used 952$z
> for keywords (Koha input interface cuts this at 256 chars, while SQL makes
> 2^24 available, I'll need to modify tmpl|css) and used 520$a,3\, for
> abstracts - but these latter are firmly glued to biblio rather than item
> records. How do other Koha admins enter very lengthy but "mandatory for
> search" data?
> Question 3 ) How should date, volume and issue number be treated? We have
> ducked the question by concatenating to "Vol 6, No. 1, July 1971" but this
> plays havoc with other dates (copyright for the biblio is the year of Vol 1
> No 1, in this case 1965) and is not likely to be user friendly for just
> looking for 2007 issues etc.
> Bottom line, does anyone have a schematic for what detailed Marc records
> are required at biblio and item level to make 230,000 well documented
> serials available in the OPAC?
> Many thanks,
> Paul - tired old sys-admin.
>  - biblio:
> LDR 01584nas a22002297aa4500
> 005 20110325141405.0
> 008 110325c1965 -usmr#pe |||| 001 0deng d
> 022 _a00362719
> 040 _aOPIACS
> 100 _aSchanen, William F.
> _eEditor, Publisher
> 210 _aSailing Magazine
> 245 _aSailing Magazine :
> _bThe Beauty of Sail
> _cSchanen, William F.
> 250 _aPublished monthly
> 260 _a125 E. Main St., Port Washington, WI 53074 Tel: 262-284-3494
> _bPort Publications
> 300 _avarious
> 310 _amonthly
> 362 0 _a1965-
> 651 _aNorth America
> _zGreat Lakes
> 942 _2ddc
> 999 _c12844
>  Koha items attached to the above biblio
> 952 _pSLMG11030001
> _zHey Mon Were Makin' Knots- annual Out Island Regatta, The
> Cup-Bikini Cup, Parade of Characters- Yankee The Amo, Thales, Windspirit,
> Talofa, Barloa, Islander, Freda, Sunfish Sailing- a look at Sunfish class,
> Cal 33s, Mini 18 foot c
> _hVol 6, No. 1, July 1971
> 952 _w2011-03-25
> _xtest second ITEM
> _zBack on the SORC campaign trail, Tough Sailing Great Sunbathing-
> Sugar Bowl Regatta in New Orleans,New Zealanders in Small Boats Win
> Australian Classic- annual Sydney Hobart Race, Seguin in the southern
> Caribbean-riding the trade wind in the southern cari
> _hVol 6, No. 10, April 1972
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