Copy Cataloging in Koha From National Library of Pakistan and LUMS
By: Ata ur Rehman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A simple step by step guide for importing MARC records from National Library of Pakistan and LUMS Library, Lahore.
Open the Librarian Interface of Koha 3 and click on the Koha Administration Link as shown below.
Click on Z39.50 Client Targets Link as shown below.
Now click on the button “New Z39.50 Server”, as shown in the picture below
A form with the following text boxes will be opened. Fill the form with values shown below for National Library of Pakistan Z39.50 server:
Z39.50 Server: NLP-Pakistan
Now you can see an entry of NLP in the list of Z39.50 Servers. To add another Z39.50 server, press “New Z39.50 Server” as shown in red color
Repeat the step 4 for LUMS Library Z39.50 server with the following values:
Z39.50 Server: LUMS-Pakistan
Now click the Home link or Koha Logo to go on the home screen.
Click on Cataloging Link to start the cataloging process.
A new form will be opened as shown below. In this form, you can put the search string. Different search options (fields) are available.
A list of bibliographic records can be seen in the next screen. These results have be grabbed from NLP-Pakistan as shown in Server column of the following screen. Click on import button on the last column of the record which you want to import into your catalog.
This record will be imported into the data entry form of Koha. This record now can be modified/edited according to the needs of your library
1- If you find any difficulty in this procedure, please feel free to contact LISolutions support team.
2- We acknowledge the efforts of NLP and LUMS team to make the Z39.50 public in the interest of library professionals.