[Koha] MARC Data Import Question
mglavica at ffzg.hr
Mon Sep 21 14:00:38 NZST 2009
On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 09:57:24PM -0400, Zachary Tucker wrote:
> Hello all!
> This is my first post to the Koha list, and I am glad to see there is such
> an active community around the product. I've only used it for a few days,
> but I am already very happy with my decision to use Koha over Evergreen,
> OpenBiblio, etc.
> My question pertains to importing existing book records. I have a listing
> of all our records in a CSV file... which contains info such as title,
> author, etc. The file is attached for reference. In an attempt to import
> that data, I converted that CSV information to MARC records. the
> converted file is attached for reference also. But, when I try to import
> the MARC file, I get an error that the staging was not completed because
> there are MARC errors.
> So, I suppose my question has a lot mini questions... did I go about
> importing the wrong way? Did I convert the CSV file incorrectly? Did I
> map the data to the wrong MARC fields? I followed the LOC's MARC guide
> when doing the conversion, but apparently I did something wrong.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Zach Tucker
> IT Director, Nelson Memorial Library
Your converted file is not in proper format. It stayed in what MarcEdit
calls mnemonic file and you have to convert it to MARC. I am not using
MarcEdit, but I suppose that MarcMaker function will do the job.
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