[Koha] Authorities help

Brian Harrington brian at jhu.edu
Sat Sep 19 02:38:41 NZST 2009

Chris Nighswonger wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 9:38 PM, kdr at ckls.org <kdr at ckls.org> wrote:
>> The Koha set up is somewhat clunky, but is at least a beginning in trying
>> to make things standardized. The first improvement I would suggest is the
>> ability to import LC authority headings into Koha...
> I think this is a great enhancement idea. Something similar to the
> marc import tool or possibly similar to the z3950 biblio search.
> Would you mind opening an enhancement request at http://bugs.koha.org
> so that we can keep track of it and possibly garner some sponsorship
> for it?

Currently there's bulkauthimport.pl, which is good for one-time imports 
from the command line.  I've created a heavily modified version for 
loading the weekly updates from LC, and would be happy to clean it up 
and submit it as a patch.  I've been a little reluctant to do it so far 
because it's MARC21 and LC specific (relying on the 010 field), but if 
other folks would find it useful....


Brian Harrington
Content and Resource Development Coordinator
Project MUSE
The Johns Hopkins University Press
brian at jhu.edu

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