[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] adding books and materials to library catalog

Ruth Frasur director at hagerstownlibrary.org
Mon Mar 9 13:33:36 EDT 2015


Please forgive me if I'm stating the obvious.  I'm not sure your background
with libraries or library software.

Evergreen's bibliographic database is creating using the information held
in MARC records.  For each item that is cataloged, there must be a
corresponding MARC.  If you did not have access to an already created MARC
record for the Algebra book that you mentioned, you would need to create
one in Evergreen.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Howard Canning <hcanning at bluehills.org>

> No. I find the software interesting and just starting out learning it.
> How for example would I add
> http://www.amazon.com/First-Course-Abstract-Algebra-Groups/dp/1482245523/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1425922030&sr=8-2&keywords=algebra+first+course+3rd+edition
> to evergreen if it isn't a search result. What's the most basic approach.
> Thanks
> On Mar 9, 2015 12:48 PM, "Rogan Hamby" <rogan.hamby at yclibrary.net> wrote:
>> Hi Howard,
>> Evergreen does support original cataloging and importing MARC files from
>> copy cataloging services.  Are you familiar with MARC records or cataloging?
>> On Monday, March 9, 2015, Howard Canning <hcanning at bluehills.org> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> So I'm evaluating Evergreen 2.7.4 for my school library and am testing
>>> adding books but so far importing them from Z39 appears to be the only way.
>>> I suppose I expect if I type in Algebra I'd get 100's pf books in the
>>> search results but I just get 1 with all the checkboxes checked.
>>> How do I add a book manually and whats the best method to have access to
>>> 1000s of titles like say Amazon.com?
>>> How best can I use Evergreen as I basically want to be able to have an
>>> inventory of the books on the shelves but most most get found on the Z39
>>> look up.
>>> I suspect I'm missing something with Evergreen
>>> Thanks
>> --
>> Rogan Hamby, MLS, CCNP, MIA
>> Managers Headquarters Library and Reference Services,
>> York County Library System
>> “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to
>> suit me.”
>> ― C.S. Lewis <http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1069006.C_S_Lewis>

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