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Re: [K12OSN] Re: Open Source library Software

Did you ever address the problem of barcodes with marc import in
Openbiblio? Most library software doesn't mind embedding the barcodes
in the marc record.    Apparently not so with Openbiblio.  It sees
barcode as something different from marc.   I myself, with the help
myphpadmdin, was able to extract all barcodes from the marc and import
them again as barcodes.  (unfortunately i lost my notes on this so
...) I was thinking that I had solved the problem of barcodes but as
it turns out school libraries often do bulk imports when they receive
shipments of say 200-300 books.  Marc records are purchased and are
imported in one file.  It's not reasonable for a librarian to have to
enter the barcodes manually i think.  Just thought i'd share my
experience and seif you or anyone else has a solution. Or maybe somone
could recommend library software for elementary schools (ie. not


On 4/11/07, Bryant Patten <opensource whitenitro com> wrote:

On Apr 11, 2007, at 11:49 AM, k12osn-request redhat com wrote:

I know this question has been posed before, but I'm looking at it again.

Any updated feelings of folks on the best options for library software.


Hey Shane -

 I have done a couple of installs of OpenBiblio
(http://obiblio.sourceforge.net/) for small elementary school libraries that
didn't have the $10K for the commercial option and felt that Koha was too
much for them.  I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the
OpenBiblio install process.

 I also know that some of our (VT)  smaller schools, with solid Internet
access,  have outsourced their library automation for a monthly fee to some
company in California.

Bryant Patten
White Nitro, LLC

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