[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Importing Bibliographic Information

Deanna Frazee dfrazee at ci.killeen.tx.us
Thu Jul 26 15:49:48 EDT 2007

We set up the export_target table in Horizon to use the following
subfields for the test data:


As you have probably noted, we did not take all of the data we should
have--particularly price, vendor and current status.  This was just a
test run, and we just wanted to take enough to let us see how things
were going to look.  OCLC has a complete list of what should go in each
subfield of the 852 at www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/8xx/852.shtm.

So far, we just haven't had time to look at transferring patron data,
but I hope we will have time to do that in late August.  If anyone has
some spare time they can loan me....

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

> -----Original Message-----
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> general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Jason
> Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:03 PM
> To: open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org
> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Importing Bibliographic Information
> Don, et al.,
> Thanks for the information about the 852 tag. This is very helpful.
> I have so far tried importing about 850,000 bib records into Evergreen
> from our Horizon database, and the process did not go well.
> our Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of RAM cannot handle processing all 850,000
> bibs at once, so I will have to break it up into chunks.
> I'm wondering if you have any benchmarks for how much RAM/CPU
> the conversion programs use per X number of records. The
> direct_ingest.pl on my test machine segfaulted after about 250,000
> records. I'm assuming that I'll need to load them in batches of 50,000
> to 100,000 to be successful.
> Also, for Deanna, I have a specific question. Can you tell me what
> parameters you used for your export target in Horizon to get your item
> info into the 852, please? I'm looking at this for our consoritum
> now and while I have some ideas, it would save me a lot of time
> it out if I had someone else's to look at.
> Cheers,
> Jason

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