Chapter 9. Migrating Catalog Data

Migrating catalog data from the legacy system is a prerequisite to using Koha for most libraries. The process involves exporting MARC records from the legacy system and importing them into Koha using Koha's import tools.

Migrating bibliographic data is usually easy; holdings data, however, presents a few challenges. This stems from the fact that different library systems record holdings data in different ways—fields and subfields used for an element may be different. In some cases, certain fields used in Koha may not be directly available in the holdings field.

In this chapter we will learn how to convert MARC files from legacy systems into Koha compatible files. We will learn about Koha's MARC record import tools. ...

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