[Koha] Having problem using UNIMARC in Z39.50 target

Andy Boze boze.1 at nd.edu
Fri Jul 1 08:20:27 NZST 2016

Hi, all. I'm wondering whether anyone else is using a UNIMARC Z39.50 
target and having a similar problem. We're running Koha

I've set up a target for Bibliothèque nationale de France using the 
following settings.

Hostname: z3950.bnf.fr
Port: 2211
Database: TOUT-UTF8
Userid: Z3950
Password: Z3950_BNF
Encoding: utf8
Record type: Bibliographic

I got the configuration information from 

In the Koha cataloging module, I can retrieve records from BnF via 
Z39.50, but Koha doesn't display the results correctly. Most of the 
columns are blank. The author column contains data from the 100 field. 
In UNIMARC the 100 field contains general processing data, not the 
author. It appears to me that even though the target is configured as 
UNIMARC, Koha is trying to display the results as MARC21.

Is this a bug in Koha, or is there something else I need to do? I get 
the same results when I try the ByWater Solutions demo system. BTW, 
here's a copy of my YAZ session.

Z> open tcp:z3950.bnf.fr:2211 /TOUT-UTF8
Sent initrequest.
Connection accepted by v3 target.
Name   : Frontal Z3950 BnF
Version: Version 1.0
Options: search present delSet scan namedResultSets
Z> find @attr 1=4 history
Sent searchRequest.
Received SearchResponse.
Search was a success.
Number of hits: 15583, setno 1
records returned: 0
Z> format UNIMARC
Z> show 3
Sent presentRequest (3+1).
Records: 1
Record type: Unimarc
00493nam  22000733n 450
100    $a   s 1873u           y0fre 50
200 1  $a  The  History of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 
including a brie
f narrative of all the most important events which have occurred in 
Europe since
  the fall of Napoleon I until the overthrow of the Second Empire and 
the death o
f Napoleon III, by John S. C. Abbott... with illustrations
700  | $a Abbott $b John Stevens Cabot $f 1805-1877 $4 070
801  0 $a FR $b FR-751131015 $c   s 1873 $g AFNOR

nextResultSetPosition = 4

Andy Boze, Associate Librarian
University of Notre Dame
208A Hesburgh Library
(574) 631-8708

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