[Koha] Migrating data from ABCD to Koha

Bob Birchall bob at calyx.net.au
Sat Jun 18 12:31:08 NZST 2011

On 18/06/11 02:05, Doug Dearden wrote:
> Hello Admire,
> Koha stores the data in MARC format, either MARC21 or UNIMARC, so you
> need to convert the data to that format in order to import it into Koha.
> There is a free tool called MarcEdit that can help with this, it is
> available here:
> http://people.oregonstate.edu/~reeset/marcedit/html/index.php .
> Hope that helps.
> Doug
> *From:*koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz
> [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] *On Behalf Of *amutsikiwa
> *Sent:* Friday, June 17, 2011 12:50 AM
> *To:* koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
> *Subject:* [Koha] Migrating data from ABCD to Koha
> Hi
> There is an institution in Zimbabwe that have been using ABCD but are
> having challenges with the system. They are now contemplating going the
> koha root. However, they want their bibliographic records to be migrated
> to Koha. They are saying they are not using MARC format in their ABCD.
> Any idea on how to do the migration.
> Regards,
> Admire Mutsikiwa

The trick is to get the right information for your items into the 952 
tag (Marc 21).  More info at 'Koha to Marc Mapping' on the 
Administration page of Koha.  Regard 952 $a, $b, $p and $y as mandatory 
(maybe $o too).

Hope that helps,
Bob Birchall

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