[Koha] Destiny to Koha Marc Import - How to get barcode information in the right field in Koha?

Joy Nelson joy at bywatersolutions.com
Mon Jan 25 11:03:20 NZDT 2016

I concur with Katrin.  Koha 'natively' uses the 952 tag to store item
data.  You will avoid untold problems by moving the data from the 852 tag
to the 952 tag.

I would recommend using MarcEdit interface to Koha to make the edits
necessary.  Here is a link that shows how MarcEdit interfaces with Koh.
 Alternatively you can export your records, manipulate them in whatever
marceditor tool you choose and then reimport the records using a match rule
to match on the 999c (biblionumber).


On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 1:25 PM, Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer.83 at web.de>

> Hi Joseph,
> a MARC21 installation of Koha expects the item information in field 952
> and the subfields as pre-defined in the Koha-to-MARC-Mappings. You could
> in theory reconfigure Koha, but it will give you a lot of headache, as
> you would also have to adjust all the Zebra indexes. I'd strongly
> recommend changing the data to match Koha's item definitions before
> importing instead.
> 952$aBranchcode
> 952$bBranchcode
> 952$pBarcode
> 952$yItemtype code
> ...
> More information about the item fields can be found in the manual.
> Hope this helps,
> Katrin
> Am 21.01.2016 um 17:24 schrieb Lamb Joseph:
> > I have uploaded an export of Destiny in my test Koha database. I cannot
> search for the bar code when checking out a book. The bar code information
> is in 852 $p. I can search and find the bar code using search catalog
> function.
> > How do I map 852 field/P sub-field to Koha database to populate the bar
> code field?
> > I have created a new framework for Books. I also created a Keyword to
> MARC mapping. I put in bar code to 852 sub-field P.
> > After I import the MARC records from Destiny, Koha does not register an
> Item Type on the Holdings tab. So how do I created a book from the marc
> record?
> > Not sure if I am heading in the right direction. Any advice is
> appreciated. Joseph Lamb
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