[Koha] Export Athena / import Koha

Riley Childs rchilds at cucawarriors.com
Thu Sep 25 22:56:37 NZST 2014

And if for some reason the import goes badly you can rollback the changes.

Riley Childs
Charlotte United Christian Academy
Library Services Administrator
IT Services
(704) 497-2086
From: Arslan Farooq<mailto:arslanone at gmail.com>
Sent: ‎9/‎25/‎2014 12:51 AM
To: jrbk<mailto:itdept at racsonline.org>
Cc: koha-user<mailto:koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
Subject: Re: [Koha] Export Athena / import Koha


Your MARC file has the barcode field as Chris said, see:

I was able to import the above record in my Koha, see this:

I just changed the barcode (to make it unique for my installation),
permanent location, current location and koha item type to my intallation's
requirements and it works.

That means that perhaps you need to double check your 952a, 952b, 952y
match with what you have set in your "Basic Parameters" settings of your


On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 8:52 AM, Chris Cormack <chris at bigballofwax.co.nz>

> 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 It is replacing the outdated Athena.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.
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