[Koha] Export Athena / import Koha

Chris Cormack chris at bigballofwax.co.nz
Thu Sep 25 15:52:56 NZST 2014

On 25 September 2014 14:02, jrbk <itdept at racsonline.org> wrote:

> FYI: I am a total novice at Koha. I had an acquaintance set up a Ubuntu
> server with Koha on it. The server is running just fine and can only be
> accessed in-house. We are using it for a small library at a private school.
> It is replacing the outdated Athena. I created a superuser and have logged
> in and am starting to set things up...
> I followed the directions on this wiki in order to export the MARC records
> from Athena in order to import it into Koha.
> http://library.bridgton.lib.me.us/BPL_mediawiki/index.php/Exporting_Athena_Holdings_Data_and_Importing_it_into_Koha
> I was able to accomplish all of the steps without any errors or issues...
> I then went into "Manage staged MARC records" from the Tools menu and
> imported the MARC records into the catalog. I am able to search for each
> item by title or author, etc. The problem that I am having is that it
> didn't
> seem to transfer the Barcode information. All of our books are already
> labeled so it is advantageous for us to keep the old Barcode system since
> there are roughly 9000 items.
> Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
> Just to be clear, are you just missing the barcode part of the item
record, or the entire item record?

For what it's worth, the MARC file looks fine, it has barcodes in 952p as
it should.

So just need to clear up, did you mean items showing without barcodes, or
just no items at all?


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