Time  Nick    Message
09:43 Lea     it talks about a branch mane variable
09:42 Lea     paul:sorry was on phone, look at point 2 (at the top) on this page http://wiki.koha.org/doku.php?id=cmsdconversion
09:41 kados   I wonder if we could release 2.2.7 soon or if I should just send directions for how to update to the koha list
09:41 kados   (good news ...)
09:41 kados   paul: I have gotten several off-list requests to send people the new Z39.50 client because they don't understand CVS
09:40 paul    a lot of minor bugs, a few more important, but nothing unsolvable.
09:40 paul    quite well
09:39 kados   cool, how's it going?
09:39 paul    hello kados.
09:35 kados   hi all
09:13 paul    ???
09:13 Lea     yes i did. Some documents on the migrating part of the wiki talked about editing a $branchname variable. Was this taken out?
09:11 paul    did you find www.kohadocs.org => migrating your datas to koha 2.2 ?
09:10 paul    but don't forget to double check that you don't already have item information already somewhere.
09:10 paul    In fact, a large part of my job is to modify biblios when migrating from an ILS to another one.
09:09 Lea     it seems a bit strange to me that this isn't a standard part of importing. But what do I know? I'm just a sysadmin :)
09:08 Lea     thank you for your time paul
09:07 paul    http://marcpm.sourceforge.net/MARC/Field.html
09:07 paul    and
09:07 paul    http://marcpm.sourceforge.net/MARC/Record.html
09:07 paul    look at :
09:07 paul    nope, you'll have to hack a little bit bulkmarcimport for this.
09:07 Lea     I've got the import working well, but is there a way to auto assign the branch?
09:06 Lea     ok, so do not use the resevoir for 6K books :)
09:02 paul    does that sound clear ?
09:02 paul    so, it's definetly not the same usage.
09:02 paul    upload is useful to fill the reservoir, that will let you create your cataloguer quickly, by picking biblios from the reservoir 1 by 1
09:01 paul    bulkmarcimport is useful when migrating your database.
09:01 paul    yes, a very big one !!!
09:01 paul    hi Lea.
09:01 Lea     Also, is it possible to bulk import into a particular branch?
08:39 Lea     Is there a difference between bulkmarcimport and the "Upload MARC records" menu on the web interface?
08:19 toins_  hello Lea
08:19 Lea     good morning
07:06 btoumi  chris are u around?
05:19 hdl     hello
05:14 toins_  hello all
05:14 osmoze  hello #koha
19:21 chris   cya later
19:21 pecisk  anyway, thanks for a info, see ya here next time :) bye
19:20 pecisk  chris: good to know :)
19:13 chris   the more ram you can throw at it, the faster it will go :)
19:13 chris   and its purely dependent on how many items you have in your library
19:13 chris   hmmm, not very at all, its mysql that does all the heavy lifting
19:04 pecisk  last question before I leave for now (I definetly will return), is - how Koha is big on load? I know from my sysadmin expierence that perl is rather heavy, but powerful :)
19:03 pecisk  great, thanks :)
19:02 chris   for an intro to koha
19:02 chris   http://www.kohadocs.org/newbieguide.html
19:02 chris   is
19:02 chris   another good doc
19:02 pecisk  good one
19:02 pecisk  yeah
19:02 pecisk  nice :)
19:02 chris   then you can set what that person can do in koha
19:02 pecisk  I see
19:01 chris   if you click on that
19:01 chris   next to the delete button
19:01 chris   ull notice a link modify privileges
19:01 chris   see this page
19:01 chris   http://koha.liblime.com/cgi-bin/koha/members/moremember.pl?bornum=9143
19:00 chris   eg
19:00 chris   but with different privileges
19:00 chris   koha thinks of librarians just as other users
19:00 chris   nope there isnt, 2 secs ill show you
19:00 pecisk  by the way, I have question already - i looking at the demo, but I can't find where I can add users who can manage whole system - or there is just one administrator aka root
18:59 pecisk  I will check it out
18:59 pecisk  no
18:58 chris   have you seen http://search.athenscounty.lib.oh.us/
18:58 chris   thats great :)
18:55 pecisk  koha seems to be very impressive system, my girlfriend is a librarian, she likes it, at first glance
18:53 chris   cool :)
18:52 toins_  bye chris
18:52 pecisk  chris: that's right :)
18:52 chris   night toins
18:52 chris   you are from latvia pecisk?
18:52 chris   no problem :)
18:50 pecisk  chris: thanks
18:38 chris   it lists the dependencies
18:38 chris   is a good place to look
18:38 chris   http://www.kohadocs.org/Installing_Koha_on_Debian_sarge.html#d0e319
18:37 chris   there even
18:37 chris   hi pecisk, are you still theer?
18:23 Mordazy Just wanted to say that Burt Munro`s "Munro Special" Indian kicks ass :)
18:16 Mordazy oh well
18:16 Mordazy anybody?
18:10 Mordazy well, anybody proficient in importing things to Koha?
18:09 Mordazy anybody here?
18:09 Mordazy Hi all
17:51 pecisk  hi guys, I got particulary interested in your system, but I can't find where requirements are listed
16:16 Lea     Wiki updated. Thanks for the help today. See ya.
15:53 Lea     I take it I can't upload files?
15:23 mason   perhaps under 'migration notes'... ?
15:22 mason   create yourself an account on there, and you should be away
15:21 mason   hiya lea, try here -> http://wiki.koha.org
15:17 Lea     ok guys. Seems my python script works wonders on this duff data exported by the eclipse system. Where can I put it and write a page about my experiences so others can benefit?
14:38 Lea     my MARC21 data is now fixed :)
13:59 Lea     owen: hard to "prove" anything
13:53 owen    :) My colleage and I were wondering if the election results proved electronic voting was safe, or whether Democrats simply won /despite/ some vote tampering
13:50 Lea     *cough*Diebold*cough*
13:48 hdl     they must re-count
13:48 hdl     Not known atm
13:44 Lea     oooh, what was the result for the senate?
13:39 kados   hi hdl
13:39 hdl     hi kados
13:39 hdl     I saw her on TV, she was presented as an iron woman
13:38 hdl     I don't know the precise term for the position.
13:38 hdl     Maybe a wife could be head of deputy, woud it not ?
13:38 kados   :-)
13:37 owen    It's been a long time since I've been happy about election results.
13:37 hdl     It was a good vote was it not ?
13:36 hdl     hehe owen
13:36 dewey   owen: I forgot wiki.koha.org
13:36 owen    dewey: forget wiki.koha.org
13:35 dewey   wiki.koha.org is probably ssssslllllllllooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww....
13:35 hdl     wiki.koha.org
13:35 hdl     Good.
13:34 hdl     sure
13:24 Lea     If possible, I would like ot upload this script to the wiki. Perhaps there should be a new page for importing data from this system?
13:23 Lea     What I'm going to do is work out how to generate the correct number for bytes 12-16, run it on every record and "fix" their data
13:23 Lea     right, well I've worked out that their export routine has a bug.
13:22 hdl     definitely
13:22 hdl     yes
13:21 Lea     hdl: I know I've bothered you all afternoon, I appreciate it. One last thing, is this what I should be seeing with dumpmarc? http://pastebin.ca/243522
13:06 Lea     ok, I know what the problem is here. I just hardcoded a data start number into MARC::FILE::USMARC and got correct output for one record. This means that,yes, bytes 12-16 of the leader aren't set correctly
12:58 paul_   bye world...
12:53 Lea     I agree. If I decode it myself (looks fairly easy), what option would I have in writing this data into Koha?
12:51 hdl     If your software doesnot provide you with correct directory, then it will be hard to decode your information.
12:46 Lea     ok, it seems that bytes 12-16 dont represent the start of the data
12:15 Lea     i really wish i was better at perl
12:14 Lea     001     2000230001
12:14 Lea     LDR 00801nam  2200037   45e0
12:14 Lea     NUMBER 5919 =>
12:14 Lea     EG:
12:13 Lea     ok, I get the leader and control tag for every record
12:12 Lea     sure
12:12 hdl     Can you try /usr/local/koha/intranet/scripts/misc/dumpmarc.pl -file test_import.mrc
12:11 hdl     It is strange that dumpmarc can't decode your data.
12:10 hdl     MARC-21
12:10 hdl     So this semms to be USMARC data.
12:08 Lea     Tag 20 sorry, not 200
12:07 Lea     As you can see, 200 has a length of 24, which also seems to include the price!
12:07 Lea     Tag,Length,Starts At
12:07 Lea     This is the dictionary extracted: http://pastebin.ca/243477
12:05 Lea     (Unless it's my coding!)
12:04 Lea     the dictionary is not entirely correct, as you will see
12:04 Lea     http://pastebin.ca/243471
12:02 Lea     yes it does
12:02 Lea     I will pastebin my results
12:02 hdl     Does it contains information ? And Is information in relation to you data ?
12:01 hdl     Or do you have to rebuild it ?
12:01 Lea     How can I tell if it's ok? What do you mean?
12:01 hdl     Is the directory OK ?
12:00 Lea     I see all the tags and data (although the data is stored in a horrible way - 5byte buffer at start of each field for some stupid reason).
11:59 Lea     hdl: I've written my own dictionary parser and it works fine....
11:20 paul_   paul2