[Koha] Cataloging Serials

Linda Culberson lculber at mdah.state.ms.us
Tue Mar 29 02:48:06 NZDT 2011

You might want to look a that the RFC for Analytics to see if it will 
fit your needs. 
Hopefully this will make it into 3.4, because it surely works for us, 
and we did use MarcEdit to achieve what we needed.

Basically, what we are doing is creating a parent record for the serial 
title with an item record for each issue, then having an analytical 
record for specific articles that link back to its specific issue.

I'm afraid our koha server is not yet ready to be open to the public so 
you can't see the record, but in our case the Journal of Mississippi 
History has 300+ issues, which have been bound into 84 volumes (so we 
have 84 "item" records") each with its own barcode.

For each the articles for which we require specific detailed records, we 
create an analytic record that is basically a bibliographic (child) 
record that ties back to the parent (Journal of Mississippi History) 
record's item using the 773 field. So that if you such for a specific 
article for which an analytic record has been created, you can go 
directly to the item (issue) that contains that record.

The analytics (children) do not have item records So they wouldn't have 
a 952. But they would have a 773.

The issues/items would all belong to the parent.

I'm sure that many archival/research organizations are in the same 
situation as our institutions are, and I'm hoping that Koha will work 
for for us.

> Subject:
> [Koha] Cataloguing serials
> From:
> Archives and Collections Society <paul.a at aandc.org>
> Date:
> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:03:26 -0400
> To:
> koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
> 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 [1] below for how Koha has recorded it. We then entered two "items" which just added two 952$ records to the single biblio - see [2] 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 224 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.
> [1] - biblio:
> LDR 01584nas a22002297aa4500
> 005     20110325141405.0
> 008     110325c1965    -usmr#pe |||| 001 0deng d
> 022    _a00362719
> 040    _aOPIACS
>        _cOPIACS
>        _dOPIACS
> 100    _aSchanen, William F.
>        _eEditor, Publisher
>        _98136
> 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
>        _c1965
> 300    _avarious
>        _billustrated
>        _c38x24
> 310    _amonthly
> 362 0  _a1965-
> 651    _aNorth America
>        _zGreat Lakes
>        _98137
> 942    _2ddc
>        _cCR
> 999    _c12844
>        _d12844
> [2]  Koha items attached to the above biblio
> 952    _pSLMG11030001
>        _xtest
>        _40
>        _egoj
>        _00
>        _6SLMGUNKN1
>        _912839
>        _bOPIACS
>        _10
>        _oSLMG-UNKN-1
>        _d2011-03-25
>        _t1
>        _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
>        _8periodical
>        _hVol 6, No. 1, July 1971
>        _51
>        _71
>        _cperiodicals
>        _2z
>        _g$7.50
>        _yCR
>        _aOPIACS
> 952    _w2011-03-25
>        _xtest second ITEM
>        _pSLMG11030002
>        _r2011-03-25
>        _40
>        _egoj
>        _00
>        _6SLMG-UNKN-2
>        _912841
>        _bOPIACS
>        _10
>        _oSLMG-UNKN-2
>        _d2011-03-25
>        _t1
>        _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
>        _8periodical
>        _hVol 6, No. 10, April 1972
>        _51
>        _71
>        _cperiodicals
>        _2z
>        _g7.50
>        _yCR
>        _aOPIACS
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Linda Culberson			lculber at mdah.state.ms.us
Archives and Records Services Division
Ms. Dept. of Archives & History
P. O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
Telephone:  601/576-6873
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