[OPEN-ILS-DEV] Another request for MARC21XML holdings sample

Dan Scott denials at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 12:00:50 EST 2008

Hey Nella (and Grant):

For what it's worth, I'm preparing for the pre-conference on Monday by
creating a 500-record sample of MARC21XML that we'll import into our
newly installed and configured Evergreen databases - both bib records,
and then holdings.

The holdings import will use the staging table method of import,
however, as described at
- the import_holdings.pl script is deprecated.

For the preconference, I'll write a simple script that will suck out
the holdings from the MARC21XML file, then massage them into a format
suitable for importing into the staging table. Unicorn users would be
better served by directly selecting the holdings records from their
Unicorn database, but my preconference approach will show how to do
things in a fairly generic way.

I do plan to add the Unicorn API method to the locked "Unicorn API
Repository" so that other members of the Unicorn API club will have a
more straightforward migration process.


On 22/02/2008, Nella Lall <ndlall at ucalgary.ca> wrote:
> Hello all,
>  I saw that Edward Corrado asked on Jan 31, 2008 for a sample of a
>  MARC21XML file that was used to successfully load holdings records into
>  Evergreen.  I have seen no replies to that request and now I would like
>  to add my voice to that request.  Anyone out there who has successfully
>  used a MARC21XML file and import_holdings.pl to load holdings into
>  Evergreen--please share a snippet of your MARC21XML holdings file and
>  maybe any hints on how you constructed the MARC21XML file.  (I have
>  tried to use MarcEdit so far.)
>  I know that Edward works with DRA but I work with Sirsi Unicorn data.
>  Thanks,
> Nella Lall

Dan Scott
Laurentian University

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