In preparation for our Koha upgrade to version 4.16, we have
been doing a lot of work behind the scenes. The next phase begins this
For the past couple of weeks, our authority control vendor
has been updating nearly all of our bibliographic records. (A large number of authority records for
names, subjects, series, and genres have changed with the adoption of a new
cataloging standard called Resource Description and Access, or RDA. The
authority control vendor has updated our bibliographic records to match the new
standard. ) Now, the second step of our authority control project is to receive
applicable changes to our bibliographic records. Today LibLime will begin
loading the changed bibliographic records that came from the authority control
vendor. This will take several days as 900,000+ records will be loaded. This
means that most bibliographic records with biblionumbers up to and including
972129 are unavailable for editing for the next couple of days. Madison TS will
track Problem Bib Record Reports for records in this range and will make the
changes when the loading is complete.
You can still edit,
add, and delete item records attached to these bibliographic records. You can still
add BSEs, GEN, PERM, LOCAL, and Acquisitions BSEs to the database. However,
we ask that you refrain from sending Purchase Orders with more than 100 titles
from GetIt Acquisitions for the next couple of days.. Also, new BSE records may
take longer to index because of the large number of bibliographic records that are
being re-loaded into the database.
After the 4.16 upgrade, 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.