[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Importing Bibliographic Information

Deanna Frazee dfrazee at ci.killeen.tx.us
Wed Jul 25 13:43:57 EDT 2007


We exported 10,000 of our bib and item records from Horizon and loaded
them successfully to a test of Evergreen.  I know he had some problems
initially, but it looked great when it was done.  Basically, he just
transferred the item information to one of the 800 tags; for some
reason, I'm thinking it was 852.

Deanna Frazee
Killeen City Library System
(254) 501-8995
(254) 501-7704 (fax)
dfrazee at ci.killeen.tx.us

> -----Original Message-----
> From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org
> general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Karen Collier
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:27 PM
> To: open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org
> Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Importing Bibliographic Information
> I found a page in the Wiki on Importing Bibliographic Records
> http://open-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=evergreen-
> admin:importing:bibrecord
> s
> It looks like good information, but there's a point not yet covered
> my
> coworker and I were wondering about.  Specifically it states:
> "You can add a copy manually through the staff client via the Holdings
> maintenance screen, but if you're bulk-importing MARC records you
> want to bulk load the associated copies, call numbers, and barcodes as
> well.
> To be written - sorry!"
> Our question is, can you import copies, call numbers, locations, etc
> bulk?  Our existing ILS (Horizon) will let us export our MARC Records
> holdings info together, but the question is what to do with this, and
> the instructions from the wiki page above still apply, or how would
> differ?
> Going through thousands of bib records one at a time, adding holdings
> is just not practical, so I'm sure there's got to be a better way.
> guidance is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Karen
> --
> Karen Collier
> Public Services Librarian
> Kent County Public Library
> 408 High Street
> Chestertown, MD 21620
> 410-778-3636

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