[Koha] LC Name Authorities - Bulk upload LC database file into Koha Authorities module?
craig.butosi at rcmusic.ca
Sat Jan 30 04:39:25 NZDT 2016
Most definitely a great idea, avoiding having to convert data prior to upload. If I had the experience, I'd most certainly help with implementing this in Koha. I'm not even sure MARCEdit can handle, say, MADS => MARC21 at present, can it? I'll play around.
Thanks all for the input!
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From: Koha [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Joy Nelson
Sent: January-29-16 10:21 AM
To: Tomas Cohen Arazi
Subject: Re: [Koha] LC Name Authorities - Bulk upload LC database file into Koha Authorities module?
Agreed Tomas. I would love to see Koha have the ability to be 'format'
agnostic when it comes to the data.
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 9:14 AM, Tomas Cohen Arazi <tomascohen at gmail.com>
> There are (at least) two options:
> - Make Koha handle more metadata formats (for authority records /
> thesaurus) and have the tools extract the needed heading for the
> bibliographic records
> - Make Koha handle importing SKOS-core packages into its authority
> Those could work IMO.
> 2016-01-29 12:11 GMT-03:00 James Weinheimer <weinheimer.jim.l at gmail.com>:
> > On 1/27/2016 11:19 PM, Craig Butosi wrote:
> >> I've been curious for a while now if anyone has successfully
> >> bulk-uploaded into Koha (3.20 or newer) one of the free LC Name
> >> database files available through the Library of Congress:
> >> http://id.loc.gov/download/
> >> I wonder if it's even possible given the file formats in which
> >> these files are available (n-triples, rdf/xml, Turtle, etc). It
> >> looks like
> >> sort of conversion would be required before uploading into the Koha
> >> authorities module. It would be lovely to bulk upload a Name
> >> authority
> >> direct from LC rather than Z39.50'ing individual authorities.
> > This would be very positive. One of the problems is that the
> > downloads available are not MARC, but are either MADS or SKOS. It
> > seems as if converting these records to MARC would lose information,
> > but I am not
> > To see what this means, look at the record "United
> > States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Bibliography"
> > http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100437.html. If you
> > select RDF/XML (MADS and SKOS) (
> > http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100437.rdf) this is
> > what would need to be translated into MARC.
> > The guidelines for mapping MARC to MADS are at
> > http://www.loc.gov/standards/mads/mads-mapping.html, and it says
> > "This mapping gives equivalencies between the MARC 21 Authority
> > Format and
> > but is not intended to be a crosswalk that allows for bi-directional
> > conversions without some loss of data. Where there is no equivalent
> > MARC
> > element, this mapping says "no MARC 21 equivalent". Therefore, I
> > assume there are some problems.
> > I don't know if anybody has experience with this, but I don't think
> > the problems would be trivial.
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