It will take me awhile to delve into this all and understand it so I can determine that the code IS indeed helpful. But one thing I know is that as people you are all very helpful. Thanks so much for sharing. I love this community.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Spurgin, Kristina M.
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 8:13 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] MARC Holdings
That MFHD.pm code is so helpful! Thanks for sharing.
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> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Mike Rylander
> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:49 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] MARC Holdings
> Evergreen has Perl code for generating holdings statements from MFHD
> that we use in the serials module. The core MFHD module could
> certainly be used directly (with, perhaps, a namespace change), and
> the serials module code could serve as a guide for how to make use of
> the MFHD module. The latter is, of course, tied to Evergreen's data
> structures and general architecture, but the specific calls made by
> the serials code to use the MFHD module should be relatively
> transparent to a Perl developer and you can ignore all the Evergreen
> bits. We're dealing with MARC data (MARC::Record objects) at the
> point that we're calling the MFHD module, so that should be translatable to one's own code.
> See MFHD.pm and the contents of the MFHD directory here:
> The serials module is implemented by the code here:
> Mike Rylander
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> On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 4:25 PM, Spurgin, Kristina M.
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > The MARC libraries cited make it easy to work with MARC in general,
> > but
> unfortunately the Perl and Ruby versions don't come with any help for
> the "interesting" problem of transforming Holdings 853s and 863s into
> human- readablesummary holdings statements (like you'd record in the
> 866 or 867). (I haven't worked with PyMARC).
> > We had the same sort of need you describe years ago and came up with
> some Perl code that clunkily (and in some cases not quite 100%
> accurately) does this. It's not publicly available to point to, but I
> could send the relevant part of that code if you are interested.
> > There has been mild grumbling (from those who pay attention to our
> > serials
> display) about the not-great way this works, and we are working on a
> new discovery interface, so it's on my list to improve the summary
> holdings generation from 853s/863s.
> > I did some searching for code to do this, but didn't find anything
> > in my first
> attempt. If you find something useful that someone else has for this,
> please do share!
> > I've been thinking through a good approach, but don't have anything
> implemented yet.
> > best,
> > Kristina
> > -=-
> > Kristina M. Spurgin -- Library Data Strategist
> > E-Resources & Serials Management, Davis Library
> > University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
> > CB#3938, Davis Library -- Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
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> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> >> Of Andromeda Yelton
> >> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:01 PM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] MARC Holdings
> >> Note that if perl isn't your thing there are MARC libraries in
> >> several languages
> >> - python and ruby at least, probably others I don't remember off
> >> the top of my head (since I work in python and ruby, no shade to
> >> other people's languages :). https://github.com/edsu/pymarc ,
> >> https://github.com/ruby-marc/ruby-
> >> marc .
> >> On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:50 PM, Julie Cole <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> > Hello all,
> >> > I'm pretty new to the world of library systems and this is my first post.
> >> >
> >> > Anyone have any experience parsing MARC Holding records (853 and
> >> > 863) into a more readable 866 or 867 format?
> >> > We are wanting to export our holdings from our ILS into our
> >> > Discovery Layer and trying to save some of the money that the ILS
> >> > vendor would charge us to create the records.
> >> >
> >> > The parsing doesn't look fun, so I was hoping someone has some
> >> > code to use as a starting point.
> >> > Also, I'm not sure how clean our data in 853 and 863 is so any
> >> > scripts or advice on gotchas when cleaning that up would be
> >> > We have about 60,000 holding records.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Julie.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Julie Cole
> >> > Library Systems Administrator
> >> > Langara College Library
> >> > Vancouver, BC
> >> >
> >> --
> >> Andromeda Yelton
> >> Senior Software Engineer, MIT Libraries: https://libraries.mit.edu/
> >> President, Library & Information Technology Association:
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