[Zebralist] Fishyness in Leader information

Adam Dickmeiss adam at indexdata.dk
Thu Jan 15 15:07:53 CET 2004


Christoffer Landtman wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> Some time ago users of Emilda reported that there was something wrong 
> in the manipulation functions of Emilda, and as such we had to 
> investigate the matter.
>
> As it turns out, there was something wrong with the leader 
> information, resulting in MARC::Record not being capable to manipulate 
> the records. It took me a while to understand what was going on, since 
> I was using Zebra 1.3.10. It was when I upgraded to 1.3.14 that I 
> started having identical symptoms as reported. As a matter of fact, it 
> seems as if 1.3.14 is somehow distorting the Leader information of 
> records retrieved with PHP and using "raw" format.
>
> I have attached the original record which is indexed with Zebra 
> (orig.marc) and the way the record looks when retrieving it with 
> Zebra(zebra.marc); as it can be noticed, there is a difference in the 
> leader.
>
> It would be desirable to have some sort of comment on this matter as 
> soon as possible, so that we can inform Emilda users what measures 
> best to take.
>
Colin MacLean informed us about wrong base address in leader of MARC 
records delivered by Zebra. We fixed it in December, but haven't had 
time for a release 1.3.15 yet.. We'll make a release soon!

-- Adam

> Regards,
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