[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] adding books and materials to library catalog
director at hagerstownlibrary.org
Tue Mar 10 09:23:59 EDT 2015
Elaine, you're awesome. I'm passing that converter along to my cataloger.
On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 9:05 AM, Hardy, Elaine <ehardy at georgialibraries.org>
> MARC stands for Machine Readable Cataloging and is a carrier format for
> bibliographic data. The link Ruth set is a good source for background and
> There is an Amazon to MARC converter (
> http://chopac.org/cgi-bin/tools/az2marc.pl). The records are extremely
> brief and more suited toward acquisitions records than cataloging records
> (they don’t have subjects and the name headings (authors, editors,
> performers, etc.) are not what we would use in cataloging); but, they might
> help you to get a few records in your database. The MARC record from the
> converter for The Martian by Andy Weir is:
> 000 00000nam 2200000 a 4500
> 001 ASIN0804139024
> 008 150310s2014 xxu eng d
> 020 0804139024 (hardcover) |c $24.00
> 020 9780804139021 (hardcover)
> 100 1 Weir, Andy.
> 245 14 The martian : |b a novel / |c Andy Weir.
> 250 First Edition.
> 260 [S.l.] : |b Crown, |c 2014.
> 300 384 p. ; |c 25 cm.
> 520 Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people
> to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.
> After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while
> thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no
> way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out,
> his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are,
> though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery,
> unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to
> kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his
> ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to
> quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after
> the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible
> odds against him?
> 856 40 |3 Amazon.com |u
> To see what the record looks like as cataloged by the Library of Congress
> (DLC or LC) from OCLC’s WorldCat database, see the PINES catalog at:
> (you may need to scroll down to see the MARC)
> J. Elaine Hardy
> PINES & Collaborative Projects Manager
> Georgia Public Library Service
> 1800 Century Place, Ste 150
> Atlanta, Ga. 30345-4304
> 404.235.7201, fax
> ehardy at georgialibraries.org
> *From:* Open-ils-general [mailto:
> open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] *On Behalf Of *Howard
> *Sent:* Monday, March 09, 2015 3:42 PM
> *To:* Evergreen Discussion Group
> *Subject:* Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] adding books and materials to library
> Ok thanks all. The responses have been great. I'm very eager to learn all
> about this and indeed your experiences with evergreen. Let me see if I can
> find that book, Ben. :) Again thanks.
> On Mar 9, 2015 2:08 PM, "Ben Shum" <bshum at biblio.org> wrote:
> Well, for whatever it's worth, I selected "Library of Congress" as my
> source on a 2.7 test server and then did a title search for "A First
> Course in Abstract Algebra" and my first hit was a 2015 bib record for
> that material out of 14 hits. When I did an ISBN search on the
> 10-digit ISBN, I got the same record exactly. So, there are bib
> records with that particular example in existence.
> The quality of bib records will vary depending on who created the
> record and what information was or was not included and whether it was
> all accurate. I know we make use of cataloging services, like OCLC.
> But there are lots of potential z39.50 databases to draw from around
> the world (like lists at http://irspy.indexdata.com/).
> -- Ben**
> **who is *not* a cataloger and will respectfully step back away from
> the rest of discussing library cataloging practices...
> 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.
> > for example would I add
> > 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>
> >> Hi Howard,
> >> Evergreen does support original cataloging and importing MARC files from
> >> copy cataloging services. Are you familiar with MARC records or
> >> On Monday, March 9, 2015, Howard Canning <hcanning at bluehills.org>
> >>> 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
> >>> I suppose I expect if I type in Algebra I'd get 100's pf books in the
> >>> 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
> >>> 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
> >>> 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
> >> me.”
> >> ― C.S. Lewis
> Benjamin Shum
> Evergreen Systems Manager
> Bibliomation, Inc.
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