[Koha] Importing Catalogue Records

franc at library.iisc.ernet.in franc at library.iisc.ernet.in
Fri Aug 17 19:27:06 NZST 2012

Dear Moderator, Could you please circulate the above message if it has not 
been done so already. The message (reply) was sent last Monday, but it 
bounced because of some technical issues with our email server.

Thanks, Francis

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Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:20:38 +0530 (IST)
From: franc at library.iisc.ernet.in
To: clint.deckard <clint.deckard at frontiers.co.nz>
Cc: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Subject: Re: [Koha] Importing Catalogue Records

On Mon, 13 Aug 2012, clint.deckard wrote:

>  Francis,
>  I think I can help here as I have just been going through this process. I am
>  not a Koha expert and if I have made a mistake I invite anyone to correct me
>  please.
>  Item Type is stored at 952$y, current location is stored at 952$b, Home
>  library is stored at 952$a and call number at 952$o
>  These fields do not appear in your records.

Thank you, Deckard. Yes, I did later realize about the missing fields in my 
input file. The reason I didn't include them is that I was under the impression 
that the 'import' script would automatically include 952$a and 952$b, 
apparently, it doesn't.

>  You could use a tool such as MarcEdit to add these fields with the
>  appropriate data for your library. Call number is a bit more difficult if it
>  is stored in a variety of sub fields in the original record.
I did add the missing fields in the .mrk file and now, all the 'missing data' 
that I had reported, are present.

Class and book numbers are stored in the fields, 82$a and 82$b respectively. 
Again, I had imagined that 952$o - the call number field - will get defined 
automatically, but it doesn't.

Thanks again, Francis

>  I hope this helps.
>  Clint Deckard.
>  franc at library.iisc.ernet.in wrote:
> >   Dear Members,
> > 
> >   I'm trying to import a few sample records using the 'Stage MARC records
> >   for import' feature of KOHA-3.08.03. A sample ,mrk record is given below
> >   for your reference:
> > 
> >   =LDR  00000nam  2200000Ia 45e0^M
> >   =008  120810s9999\\\\xx\\\\\\\\\\\\000\0\und\d^M
> >   =020  \\$a001^M
> >   =082  \\$a541.39$bN37^M
> >   =100  \\$aBailey, K.C.^M
> >   =245  \\$aGalactose regulation of yeast: From genetics to systms^M
> >   =260  \\$c1937$bEdward Arnold$aBANGALORE^M
> >   =300  \\$a100P^M
> >   =952  \\$p2^M
> > 
> >   After converting the .mrk file to .mrc file, records are successfully
> >   imported. While staging the records for importing, I have ensured that 
> >   the
> >   'check for embedded item data record' is set to 'yes'.
> > 
> >   Indexing through Zebra goes through without any issues. However, in the
> >   search results, the Holding Details for 'item type', 'current location',
> >   'home library' and 'call number' are all blank. I have looked up the Koha
> >   documentation and also the Koha list's archived content, but not been 
> >   able
> >   to find a solution for my problem. Could I request for some guidance from
> >   the fellow members?
> > 
> >   In the Administrative cataloging preferences, NewItemsDefaultLocation is
> >   set to JRDTML, the only library that exists as of now.
> > 
> >   Thanks for your attention.
> > 
> >    - Francis
> > 
> >   JRDTML, IISc, Bangalore, India
> > 
> > 

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