[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Migrating member created bib records

Jason Etheridge jason at esilibrary.com
Thu Jan 14 14:55:12 EST 2010

> I need to know about migrating bib records that were created in our database
> (Innovative) by member libraries. We have non-MARC records which have no
> MARC fields at all, and brief  MARC records which have MARC fields but not
> necessarily all or accurate subfields.

If the items for these records are barcoded, you could migrate them as
"pre-cataloged", where item records exist, but no bib records.  Such
an item, upon check-in, will ask to be routed to Cataloging, unless
you a checkbox selected that suppresses pre-cat alerts.

> We also have on-the-fly records created by circ staff which vary considerably to content and MARC fields.

This is essentially what pre-cats are in Evergreen, but there are no
underlying bib records, and any temporary data such as title or author
get thrown away if the item circulates again or gets cataloged.

In the database, such items will have a value of -1 in asset.copy.call_number

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