[Koha] Brand new koha installation

Doug Dearden dearden at sarsf.org
Fri Jun 10 10:38:57 NZST 2011


There is a great tool called MarcEdit available here: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~reeset/marcedit/html/index.php .

It will help you take whatever export you can get from your database and make it as MARC like as possible.  You can map your current fields into the appropriate MARC fields, insert defaults, etc.  Once you have all of your data in MARC format, you can then import it into Koha using one of the import tools.



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From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of libhunter
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 10:53 AM
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Subject: [Koha] Brand new koha installation

Hi all,

First of all, I would like to say I am a complete beginner on these forums
and also with koha itself.

I have been tasked with setting up a brand new koha installation. I am
wondering what is the best way to migrate my data from an in-house custom
database to the newly installed koha application. 

I was thinking to export from the databse, to MARC format and do a bulk
import of the records. I was also considering just running the import off
the ISBN numbers and performing some data cleansing by looking up the MARC
details using some cataloging service. Maybe I am being naive.

I would appreciate any helpful direction in order to set me off on the
correct path from the outset.

Many thanks,

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