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Re: [Koha-devel] Koha Statuses and MARC?

From: lars
Subject: Re: [Koha-devel] Koha Statuses and MARC?
Date: Thu Oct 20 04:30:20 2005
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Is there a way of separating out a "true" MARC record and keeping up to date it
as an XML object, sort of an XML mirror of the tables and fields where the work
is actually happening?  Would that be useful or practical?


Quoting Thomas D <address@hidden>:

> Koha is not ready yet for standards compliant holdings.  That would hardly
> make Koha unusual for library systems.
> However it is done, I do believe that all information that can be should be
> recorded in MARC.  If real time updates to status in the MARC would
> compromise system performance, then use a corresponding more efficiently
> updated items.status.  The status should still be updated in the MARC record
> as either part of a batch process, or part of a script that builds the
> complete record upon record export.  Either of these procedures should allow
> status information to be stored in the record at least upon export or demand
> without adversely affecting system performance.
> If a build upon export procedure is used, then that should include export
> for the Z39.50 server in addition to the export script.
> Thomas D

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