[Koha] Marc record manual entry 650 a locked

Katrin Fischer Katrin.Fischer.83 at web.de
Wed Apr 8 09:11:00 NZST 2015

Hi Christy,

the default configuration in Koha requires you to link to authority
records for some of the fields, like personal names or subjects. As you
are just starting to catalog, there are probably no authorities in your
database, so any search comes up empty. You can create a new authority
record from the search window you mention - look for 'Create new
authority' at the top. It will take you into the authorities module,
where you can use Z39.50 for searching authorities.

You can also decide to not use authorities at all (Administration >
Bibliogaphic MARC framework > ... > 650$a - empty Thesaurus field) or
create authorities on the fly automatically by entering data into the
fields directly (System preference BiblioAddsAuthorites should unlock).

Hope this helps,


Am 03.04.2015 um 17:58 schrieb ChristyThomas:
> Hi,
> I am trying to do manual entry of records for an elementary school library.
> The z39.50 does not find these books. I do find them on worldcat though, so
> I am trying to copy the information manually.
> Line 650 a is locked. When I try the icon to the right it opens another
> window. I try adding leopards (the topic) to any of those windows and it
> comes up not found.
> What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks,
> Christy
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