[Koha] Introduction - Hello from Vienna - and first question

Katrin Fischer Katrin.Fischer.83 at web.de
Mon Sep 5 07:47:56 NZST 2016

Hi Martin,

welcome to the Koha community!

I have no experience with BookDB2, so cannot help much with that, but I
hope you will be able to convert the data successfully.

The standard cataloguing frameworks in Koha include all RDA related
fields and subfields, but you might want to customize them a bit before
cataloguing by hiding fields you don't want to use etc.


Am 01.09.2016 um 11:11 schrieb Sir_Charles82:
> Hello to all,
> my name is Martin, I'm working as an archivist/librarian in Austria/ Vienna
> (at the moment preliminary checks were running for the change of our ILS
> from Aleph to ALMA and we already implemented RDA) and I have set up KOHA
> 16.05.03 for the private book collection of me and my wife and also my
> parents (est. around 6.000 books plus other media).
> So I have already two questions to the community: we have used BookDB2
> (spacejock Software) prior to KOHA and had cataloged already around 2,000
> books. Can you think of any converter to help import those books to the koha
> database? 
> as of BookDB2, there were 2 possibilities to export data: as *.txt or as
> *.html-file. I have played around with the text file, converting it to MS
> Excel, re-converting it to txt and then trying the tool MARC-Maker, ending
> up designating categories to the text file. But before I'm going to import
> those file and possibly crashing my installation, I want to ask the
> community, if you see other possibilities to import those data?
> Second one: as I'm working with RDA (and MAB2 at the moment, but soon
> MARC21) I want to setup cataloging right away with RDA and MARC21. Do you
> have any suggestion to me how to set the whole thing up? 
> Hopefully these were all questions by now but I guess there will be more, as
> my wife and I advance in reading the documentation.
> Any help will be appreciated!
> Thanks!  
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