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

Nella Lall ndlall at ucalgary.ca
Fri Feb 22 12:31:10 EST 2008


Thanks so much for this.  I'll look forward to the script(s) &/or 
documentation that you plan on putting in the locked "Unicorn API 


Dan Scott wrote:
> 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
> http://open-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=importing:holdings:import_via_staging_table
> - 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.
> Dan
> 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

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