Chapter 82. Batch Importing MARC Records

Table of Contents

Permissions
Record Display Attributes
Record Match Sets
Creating a Match Set
Replace Mode
Quality Metrics
Merge/Overlay Profiles
Import Item Attributes
Import Records
Default Values for Item Import

The cataloging module includes an enhanced MARC Batch Import interface for loading MARC (and MARCXML) records. In general, it can handle batches up to 5,000 records without a problem. This interface allows you to specify match points between incoming and existing records, to specify MARC fields that should be overlaid or preserved, and to only overlay records if the incoming record is of higher quality than the existing record. Records are added to a queue where you can apply filters that enable you to generate any errors that may have occurred during import. You can print, email or export your queue as a CSV file.

Permissions

To use match sets to import records, you will need the following permission:

ADMIN_IMPORT_MATCH_SET