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    Loading serials data from ZDB (German serials database) in MARC21 format

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 21

    Desired Outcome Goal:
    ZDB data was delivered in MAB2 format but will now be delivered in MARC21 format only. How to implement required changes for loading procedure "Load ZDB Records (manage-42)"?

    rep_change 2462 (Aleph 21) contains technical changes:
    Description: This development is relevant only to consortia using MAB2 format. The p_manage_42 and p_oairep_42 batch services are used to load ZDB data, delivered in MAB2 format, into Aleph MAB libraries. However, delivery of ZDB data in MAB2 format has now become obsolete. It is now delivered only in MARC21 format. To allow pre-processing of ZDB data (for example, conversion from MARC21 to MAB2 or character conversions), new batch services for importing ZDB data available in Aleph sequential format have been introduced - p_manage_42s and p_oairep_42s.

    Please note that this does not include table changes regarding the migration of data from MARC21 to MAB2.

    Additional Information

    Relevant only for MAB customers who are loading ZDB data.

    Category: Cataloging (500) - ALEPH

    Subject: Services - ALEPH

    • Article last edited: 3/13/2014