[Koha] opinions about ISBD view in OPAC

Fabio Tiana fabio.tian at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 19:10:26 NZST 2013

Hi there Satish,

have you checked the ISBD system preference?


Hope this helps!


2013/9/25 satish <lis4satish at gmail.com>

> Hello,
> Many libraries are following AACR-2 rules for cataloging the item types.(
> at least for books) and librarian has to use certain punctuation marks.
> eg: comma, full stop, semi colon, etc.
> while we creating bibliographic records in koha, we have to manually add
> them. (while importing from LOC it is exceptional)
> eg: after place of publication - comma mark is used (264a)
> after date of  publication - full stop mark is used.(264c) and many more.
> like... (by).(forward slash), ( dot) etc.
> In ISBD view for an item in OPAC, these punctuation marks does not come up
> automatically unless it is updated manually. and some times, we will forget
> to add such punctuation marks also and further lacks in standard procedures
> in data update.
> My question is:
> Is it possible to include this feature (of automatic adding of punctuation
> marks ) in Koha in future releases ?
> Since these punctuation marks are standard, and why it has to be added
> manually in every record, since it is repeatable task ?
> Any opinions about include or not to include this facility?
> Thank you
> Satish MV
> Librarian
> Government Engineering College,
> Hassan, Karnataka.
> email: lis4satish at gmail dot com
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