[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Another try importing holdings using MARC importer/exporter (Vandelay)

Dan Wells dbw2 at calvin.edu
Mon Jan 18 17:15:50 EST 2010

Hello Repke,

Replying on behalf of Francene, we very recently discovered that holdings import only happens if you also check "Auto-Import Non-Colliding Records" (the holdings import code is executed within the auto-import code).  We have successfully reimported a handful of records using 852 and are now working out our current 949 format.  Once we get that working, I think I will take a stab at getting holdings import working when importing one-by-one from the queue.



Daniel Wells, Library Programmer Analyst dbw2 at calvin.edu
Hekman Library at Calvin College

>>> On 1/18/2010 at  4:53 PM, Repke de Vries <repke at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Hi Francene, hi Bill
> Any fresh ideas ? Would the Vandelay bug repairs in the forthcoming  
> cover this (I couldn't find out) ?
> After first using our own data (bib record *with* 852 and the 852  
> matching Vandelay expectation) I have tried to do the same as you did  
> Francene:
> - exporting a record with Vandelay
> - changing just enough that Evergreen sees it as a different one
> - importing with Vandelay / MARC Batch Importer in the staff client -  
> assuming that Vandelay *at least* reads back in what it just exported  
> when you change enough to avoid" collision detection" with the one  
> that is already in the database
> Not so:  the 852 is not interpreted as holding information and goes  
> straight into the database as part of the rest of the bib record and  
> shows up along with it in MARC view.  This answers your question too  
> Bill: bib imported OK but copy information (852) is not recognised as  
> such.
> I have given up (even for quick evaluation purposes) and started  
> working with an excellent command line script by David Christensen,  
> published on this list October 24th 2008. See here: http:// 
> markmail.org/message/ibb5zrkwikaydwf3
> Repke
> Op 30-nov-2009, om 19:10 heeft Bill Erickson het volgende geschreven:
>> Hi Francene,
>> Your data looks correct.  Are the bib records importing OK or do  
>> both bibs and copies fail?
>> -b
>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Francene Lewis <Flewis at calvin.edu>  
>> wrote:
>> Is there any written documentation for the MARC importer/exporter  
>> tool (Vandelay)?  I've watched the webinar but it doesn't seem to  
>> cover the questions I have on holdings. I've tried importing  
>> holdings now using two different fields.  We exported a record and  
>> copied the 852 field.
>> For example:
>> 852 4  |a gaaagpl |b GENERAL |c 5TH-FLOOR |j call number |g BOOK |p  
>> 33108007755038 |x nonreference |x holdable |x circulating |x  
>> visible |z Available
>> 999   |a call number |c 1 |m GENERAL |l GENERAL |i 33108004425087 | 
>> k Available |p 20.00 |t BOOK
>> I also tried importing using a 999 field for holdings.  Both of  
>> these fields are listed if you click the Import holdings button in  
>> Vandelay.  Am I missing something in creating these fields?  Do you  
>> need to create item attributes for the various fields and subfields  
>> for the import to work?  Is there something in the underlying  
>> coding that needs to be turned on to allow holdings to be imported  
>> using Vandelay?
>> Thanks for the help in advance,
>> Francene Lewis
>> Cataloging Librarian
>> Hekman Library
>> flewis at calvin.edu 
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>> | Equinox Software, Inc. / The Evergreen Experts
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