Some questions on Evergeen (was: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL]
dfrazee at ci.killeen.tx.us
Thu Mar 22 21:35:22 EDT 2007
Actually, it can be stored in any of several fields. We store it in tag 949, subfield b. Other subfields in that tag have the other holdings information such as vendor, call number, price, item type, copy number, collection code, and a few others.
In addition to bib and holdings information, you need to consider exporting your borrower information so that you do not have to recreate it from scratch. Aside from the obvious reason of saving time by not having to recreate records, the data may be very important statistically. And statistics can be directly related to improved funding, which we all need.
Just my 2 cents worth,
From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org on behalf of Don McMorris
Sent: Thu 3/22/2007 8:17 PM
To: open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org
Subject: Re: Some questions on Evergeen (was: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] 226subscribers)
Full-blown MARC21 includes holdings information in some of the 800
fields (I forget the exact ones... I think it's 850-something).
Whether or not your ILS follows this standard or not, I don't know...
On 3/22/07, Paul Bartell <paul.bartell at gmail.com> wrote:
> We can export to MARK21, but does MARK21 include the barcodes of the items?
> On 3/22/07, Don McMorris <don.mcmorris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey Paul. You have some good questions, and I'm sure there's other
> > interest. I've forked the thread (the topic has changed, after all).
> > If you have any further questions or follow up, please don't hesitate
> > to respond on-list!
> > On 3/22/07, Paul Bartell <paul.bartell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Well, im a kid that is interested in computers (Open source
> > > especially), and want to try and get my school library using
> > > Evergreen. I would be interested to know weather it would be the best
> > > choice for a small library like this. (~450 patrons).
> > -- This really depends on your other requirements and the capabilities
> > of your administrators'. If you're well capable and need/want the
> > features of an enterprise-grade ILS without the cost, Evergreen will
> > probably be a good fit (note: I should mention that there are vendors'
> > whom you can contract with to support Evergreen if need be).
> > > and how people
> > > would be able to print barcodes,
> > -- I don't recall if Evergreen has a barcode printing functionality
> > built-in yet. There are many third-party suppliers whom you can
> > purchase pre-made barcodes from. You would simply attach a barcode to
> > the item, and then attach this barcode number to the item record in
> > the ILS.
> > > and how you can assign a book a new
> > > barcode, when it gets worn out.
> > -- This is EXTREMELY easy (provided the person has the privileges to
> > do so). Simply edit the item record and change the barcode number.
> > > Also would it be possible to not have
> > > to re enter all the data about how many of each book they have.(im not
> > > a big fan of data entry)
> > This depends on your current system. Even if your current system
> > can't export the items' into a standard format, there are vendors' out
> > there who will convert your non-standard export into a standard format
> > (shucks... I forget what the term is right now... It'll come to me
> > just after I hit send!).
> > >
> > > --
> > > "If you are savvy and smart about the choices you make in life, The
> > > sky is not the limit!"
> > > Mark Shuttleworth
> > >
> > > This message has been rot 26 encrypted for security reasons by the
> > > department of redundency department.
> > >
> > > Stop by my blog at http://www.paulbartell.com/
> > >
> > If you or anybody else has any questions, PLEASE do NOT hesitate to contact us!
> > --Don
> "If you are savvy and smart about the choices you make in life, The
> sky is not the limit!"
> Mark Shuttleworth
> This message has been rot 26 encrypted for security reasons by the
> department of redundency department.
> Stop by my blog at http://www.paulbartell.com/
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