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Koha can be set to work with the OCLC Connextion Gateway. This allows libraries to use OCLC Connexion as their cataloging tool and simply send those records to Koha with a single click. The following instructions will help you set up the OCLC Connexion Gateway, if you have a system administrator you will want to consult with them on this process.
First, you'll need to create a file somewhere on your system with configuration information. You could put this anywhere that is visible to the account that will be running the service.
The file contains 11 lines. The first 6 will be about your Koha system:
host: The IP address of your Koha server port: The port you want to use for the Connexion service. This port must be different from your SIP port, or any other service koha: The full URL of your staff client log: The location (full file specification) of your log for the service user: The default Koha username to use for importing password: The password that goes with that username
The remaining lines describe how to do the staging:
match: The name of the matching rule from your system to use overlay_action: "replace", "create_new", or "ignore"-- what to do if there is a match nomatch_action: "create_new" or "ignore"-- what to do if there is no match item_action: "always_add","add_only_for_matches","add_only_for_new", or "ignore" -- what to do with embedded 952 item data import_mode: "direct" or "stage"
A sample file would look like this:
host: 126.96.36.199 port: 8000 log: /home/koha/koha-dev/var/log/connexion.log koha: http://kohastaff.myuniversity.edu user: koha_generic_staff password: password match: 001 overlay_action: replace nomatch_action: create_new item_action: ignore import_mode: direct
When choosing an 'import_mode' if you use "direct" then the staged record will be immediately imported into Koha, and should be searchable after your indexes catch up. If you choose "stage", then the record will be placed in a staged batch for you to later go the Manage Staged MARC Records tool to finish the import.
If you import multiple records, they'll be in the same batch, until that batch is imported, then a new batch will be created.
In "direct" mode, each record will be in its' own batch.
To start the service, run the script:
/location/of/connexion/import/daemon/connexion_import_daemon.pl -d -c /location/of/config/file.cnf