[Koha] linking bibliographic records to authority records

Elaine Bradtke eb at efdss.org
Wed Mar 10 07:42:01 NZDT 2021

Indeed there is a way to do this!
You might find this useful:
VWML <https://vwml.org>

On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 1:52 PM David Lesniaski <dalesniaski at stkate.edu>

> Hi everyone,
>  Just by way of introduction, I teach in the MLIS program at St. Catherine
> Univ., St. Paul, MN, USA.  We use KOHA in our program as a "sandbox" for
> students to experiment with in their cataloging, systems, and collection
> development courses.
> I have one somewhat involved question.
> We are running version   17.11.05
> If I upload a batch of bibliographic records and a separate batch of
> authority records that match the authority controlled fields in the bib
> records, how do I link the two data sets without going into each bib
> record?  That is, if I upload the marc subject authority record for
> "Gourmet cooking" and then upload a bib record with that as a 650, how do I
> get the bib 650 to connect to the authority 150 automatically?
> I find that if I load the authorities, then upload the bib records, when I
> go into/edit each bib record and save it (even if I don’t change any of the
> bib data), it will link to the proper authority records.  Is there any way
> to connect the records without going into each bib record?
> I’ve tried a few different settings but without success.
> In system preferences/authorities I now have (my configuration in CAPS)
> - AuthorityMergeMode: When updating biblio records from an attached
> authority record ("merging"), handle subfields of relevant biblio record
> fields in LOOSE mode.
> - AutoCreateAuthorities: When editing records, GENERATE authority records
> that are missing
> - BiblioAddsAuthorities: When editing records, ALLOW them to automatically
> create new authority records if needed, …
>> LinkerModule: Use the DEFAULT linker module for matching headings to
> authority records.
> LinkerOptions: Set the following options for the authority linker
> “BROADER_HEADINGS (separate options with |)
> What am I missing?
> Any suggestions you might have are very welcome.  I have a huge batch of
> bib & related authorities to add, and the thought of having to call up each
> bib record to activate the link … well … life isn’t that long!
> Many thanks,
> -- David
> Dr. David Lesniaski
> Associate Professor
> MLIS Program
> St. Catherine University
> 2004 Randolph Ave. #4125
> St. Paul, MN 55105
> dalesnaski at stkate.edu
> he, him, his
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