[IUG] Millennium batch query feasibility
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Hi - With regard to the query below about batch input of values to
populate Create Lists - I submitted an enhancement request for this
because we frequently have need for this type of function. We can use
inventory if our data is barcodes but more often it is other types of
numbers, like bib record #, OCLC #, etc.
However, not enough people voted for it to make the final cut. Maybe
We did play with scripting it via Expect but found the failure rate so
high (probably due to timing issues) and the speed so slow as to be not
worth pursuing for most applications.
UC Berkeley Integrated Library System Manager
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:29:27 -0700
From: Teague Allen <teague at library dot caltech dot edu>
Subject: [IUG] Millennium batch query feasibility
To: "'innopac at innovativeusers dot org'" <innopac at innovativeusers dot org>
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Does anyone know of a way to input a list of values into Millennium to produce a review file? Our chief bibliographer would like to compare the titles of an online collection (for which he has OCLC numbers) with our equivalent print holdings. It would save a tremendous amount of time to collect the titles all at once, but while Millennium has the facility to extract and export this type of information, it doesn't seem to have the capacity to usefully import anything except records formed with predetermined formats. I pose the question in hopes someone has figured workarounds to this architectural limitation.
Thank you in advance,
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Boulevard
mail code 1-32
Pasadena, CA 91125
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