[Koha] OCLC Connexion users on Mac OS

Eric Phetteplace ephetteplace at cca.edu
Tue Jun 28 10:46:28 NZST 2016

Thanks, MJ. I tried converting an OCLC export to MARCXML using both
marc2xml and a custom pymarc script, both imports choked and failed in
Koha. I'm not sure where the issue lies, if it was just an artifact of one
of the records I chose in testing.

For the list's benefit, we're trying out a workflow that looks like this:

- use the "export to a file" option to download a MARC-8 file locally
- use the Stage MARC Records for Import tool to import from the file
- choose MARC-8 encoding in that tool's options

It worked in my initial tests but we'll see how well staff take to it, and
if the records have encoding problems. It's definitely a lot more work than
simply exporting directly into the ILS.

Eric Phetteplace
Systems Librarian
California College of the Arts
libraries.cca.edu | vault.cca.edu

On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:47 AM, MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:

> On 24 June 2016 00:00:19 CEST, Eric Phetteplace <ephetteplace at cca.edu>
> wrote:
> >learned today that the website's export function, which worked fine
> >with
> >our prior ILS Millennium, only exports records in MARC8 encoding and
> >not
> >UTF-8, so Koha doesn't work with it.
> It's been a while since I supported Mac OS X but I'm pretty sure that the
> marc2xml terminal tool should be installable on it. That should convert
> MARC 8 files to MARC XML ones that koha can import.
> Hope that helps!
> --
> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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