Although I am my library's cataloging department I'm not a real cataloger, so don't take my advice as being set in stone. When I first migrated our ILS to Koha a few years ago (I'm also the library systems department) I tried to set up a framework for our then-cataloger. For various reasons she never used it. When she left and I took over, I decided I didn't really need a special framework, partly because since I'm not thoroughly familiar with MARC I didn't know what I'd need, but mostly because I download 99% of our MARC records from OCLC or the vendor, edited them in MarcEdit or Notepad (with apologies to all real catalogers--I know that's not the elegant solution but it works for the small number of books I add each year) then uploaded the file into Koha. The only time I use the framework is when I'm editing a record I've already uploaded.
If you're going to be doing original cataloging for most of your records, this won't work. I haven't used Z39.50 (we're a hospital and have a very strictly enforced firewall), so I don't know how useful a framework would be with it. If you're downloading and editing records, maybe you don't need one. However, if you're going to use your framework, I'd recommend adding the call number (050/060/082/099, depending on whether you're using LC/NLM/DDC/something local) and subject headings (650). The nice thing about my library is that we're small enough that if I make a mistake or do something in a way that isn't standard practice, it doesn't really matter. Our users can find the books even if I have to make up a call number and get it a little bit off. Your experience may be different. Good luck! Fred King Medical Librarian, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Koha-US Member at Large fred.k...@medstar.net 202-877-6670 ORCID 0000-0001-5266-0279 MedStar Authors Catalog: http://medstarauthors.org Sometimes I wake up from a dream and then go back to it in disguise so I can find out what they’re saying about me behind my back. --Bill in Portland -----Original Message----- From: Koha [mailto:koha-boun...@lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Narcis Garcia Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:35 AM To: email@example.com Subject: [Koha] A friendly framework for patrons Hello, I'm trying to select MARC21 tags for our base framework, and I don't know if I'm doing it well: - Internal identifier for this library (ID): 001 - Title: 245.a - Book authors: (No MARC21 tag found) - Legal Deposit Number: 017.a - Copyright/Copyleft specification: 018.a - ISBN: 020.a - ISSN: 022.a - Editor (company): 028.a - Published at Country/City: 044.c - Publication year: 362.a - Time Period of Content/story: 045.b - Place of Content/story: 033.p - Subject of content: 072.a - Source of acquisition: 037.b - Languages of content (of text, audio...): 377.a - Physical description: 007 - Playing time (audio/video): 306.a - Content type (text|audio|video): 336.b - Physical medium (Book|CD|DVD|Tape): 340.e - Digital File Characteristics (format/XviD/MP3/PDF): 347.b - Physical location/shelf in the library: 852.c - Digital Graphic Representation (avatar/cover): 352 (no file?!) - Summary or abstract: 520.a - Genre (lyric/novel/dictionary/jazz): 655.a - Cost in euros: 876.c - Sell price to other libraries: (?) - Public sell price: 365.b - General comments: 500.a - Link to downloadable item (book-PDF/video-AVI/audio-MP3): 774.6 - Link to third-party information: 786.6 - Holding library: 850.a - Pages number: 302.a (obsolete) The purpose is to have a concrete form for cataloguing task of people without any library experience (as me). _______________________________________________ Koha mailing list https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__koha-2Dcommunity.org&d=DwIGaQ&c=RvBXVp2Kc-itN3g6r3sN0QK_zL4whPpndVxj8-bJ04M&r=vKh6XwOmjyC51IkP1OfsdjQZoWT2vpi6VZl8El8EPRI&m=0Epkrki9JPkIY9Skbb0BlfMmyGy1HBcBTibYvcRdR-0&s=g4JRtMjnpI3m1aRepBV1YxY5yFmVmUMtReAi7O2CZ8Y&e= Koha@lists.katipo.co.nz https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lists.katipo.co.nz_mailman_listinfo_koha&d=DwIGaQ&c=RvBXVp2Kc-itN3g6r3sN0QK_zL4whPpndVxj8-bJ04M&r=vKh6XwOmjyC51IkP1OfsdjQZoWT2vpi6VZl8El8EPRI&m=0Epkrki9JPkIY9Skbb0BlfMmyGy1HBcBTibYvcRdR-0&s=zpq3iJrJM3nUf2SY7UeGBur8Qa9gNwz08lYL_Xu6QwI&e= _______________________________________________ Koha mailing list http://koha-community.org Koha@lists.katipo.co.nz https://lists.katipo.co.nz/mailman/listinfo/koha