Koha User Guide
This chapter addresses library cataloging in the Koha system. It contains three sections
i. Original Cataloging in Koha
ii. Holdings Record Cataloging Guide
iii. Authority Control and Authorized Values in Koha
These are the rules for describing items in a metadata record using AACR2.
The metadata standard employed in Koha is MARC21. It creates the framework for bibliographic, authority, and holdings records.
The basic divisions of the MARC 21 bibliographic record are:
0XX Control information, numbers, codes (usually defined in frameworks)
1XX Main entry
2XX Titles, edition, imprint
3XX Physical description
4XX Series statement (as shown in the item)
6XX Subject added entries
7XX Added entries other than subject or series
8XX Series added entries (other authoritative forms)
9XX Locally-defined uses
In the Koha system, where there are question marks next to MARC field names, there are links to the Library of Congress (LoC) help pages.
Examples follow the explanation for each field.