[Koha] Koha 16.05 - Legacy Bibliographic Unique ID numbers mapped to Koha 999c/d?

Craig Butosi craig.butosi at rcmusic.ca
Fri Jul 8 08:36:15 NZST 2016

Hi all,

Koha 16.05 on Ubuntu 14.04, package install.

A brief question about bibliographic record unique identifiers and importing records into an empty Koha instance:

Is it advisable to map the unique ID numbers from a legacy system's bibliographic records to Koha 999c/d? I am attempting to find a way to connect our items database data to our bibliographics data once the latter has been uploaded to Koha. I imagine the best way to do this is to preserve the unique IDs (i.e., primary key in biblio, foreign key in items) from the legacy system, but I'm not quite sure how I should go about mapping this: should I go for Koha 999c/d, Marc 887, or some other field? The record matching module in Koha gives me much choice, but what does the collective wisdom think?

Thank you!


Craig Butosi, MA, MLIS, B Mus (Hons.)
the royal conservatory
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1W2
416.408.2824 x338

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