[Koha] Koha Item Type 942$c, 952$y

Raymund Delahunty r.delahunty at arts.ac.uk
Mon May 9 22:52:28 NZST 2022

Incredible coincidence as just last week I was asked to explain why the 'Record-level item type' column was suddenly (and very occasionally) appearing in the Koha intranet when an item was returned. I had no idea, but I have found 3,000 items (out of half a million) that had data (pulled from the 942$c) in the biblioitems table, and once I deleted the data in the 942$c the biblioitems.itemtype vanished and the 'Record-level item type' column in the returns screen vanished.

I still have no idea what the 'Record-level item type' actually is, and it was on my list of things to ask our support company. I'm looking forward to finding out...

Ray Delahunty
University of the Arts London

-----Original Message-----
From: Koha <koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz> On Behalf Of Ms. Naveen Ali
Sent: 09 May 2022 09:04
To: koha-devel at lists.koha-community.org; koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Cc: naveen <naveen at neduet.edu.pk>
Subject: [Koha] Koha Item Type 942$c, 952$y

Dear All,

I am migrating my data from oracle database to KOHA.
I would like to use
the 942$c to store document types such as handbooks, dictionary etc (I will not create any circulation rules for these values) and 952$y for koha item type used for circulation rules.

I intend to edit the MARC framework and update the authorized value of 942$c to a new created authorized value such as DTYPE.

However KOHA links this field to biblioitems.itemtype.
I wanted to understand how and where is this field used in KOHA functions.
Will this cause any malfunctioning with respect to lending or any other functions.

With best regards,

Naveen Ali

Inst Representative for
HEC Digital Library Resources.
NEDUET, Karachi.


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