I originally tried the script link_bibs_to_authorities.pl but there were
two issues with it:
1. After running for days it would use up all available memory and stop
In my case I used this script for a maximum of around 200'000
bibliographic records. I see in your original e-mail you wrote of
"several million records"...
Did you see the script offers the following options? Maybe using them
can change the observed behaviour:
--auth-limit=S ... Only process those headings which match an authority
record that matches the user-specified WHERE clause.
--bib-limit=S ... Only process those bib records that match the
user-specified WHERE clause.
--commit=N ... Commit the results to the database after every N records
2. It does not preserve the links we have today between auths and
biblios but does its best to connect records based on various pattern
Unfortunately the manpage of this script (and other scripts...) are not
very explicit about what they are really doing. Thanks for pointing this
Best wishes: Michael
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