In preparation for our upgrade to Koha 4.16 taking place later this
summer, SCLS will be performing some database maintenance work on
The first step is to send all bibliographic records added to the database from 4/19/2011 (migration) to 4/1/2013 to our authority control vendor for initial processing. This means that bibliographic records with biblionumbers in the range between 815696 and 954059 with full MARC cataloging (most records) will be copied to our vendor as they appear in the database on Thursday, May 30th at 6pm.
Any changes requested by libraries for bibliographic records with bib numbers in this range will be made if they are important for access to the record. Madison TS will be tracking these changes, since they will have to be re-applied once we receive updated records from our vendor later in June. You can still edit, add, and delete item records attached to these bibliographic records. You can also still add BSEs, GEN, PERM, LOCAL, and Acquisitions BSEs to the database.
We will also be performing larger database maintenance tasks during and after the time of the upgrade to improve authority control linking. In general, subject, series title, and author links will be more reliable and we will be able to resume regular updates to our database on the back end.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Joanna at email@example.com.
Edited to add: 106,764 records were extracted and sent to our vendor for processing.