Bug 7418 - Add heading flipper script
Summary: Add heading flipper script
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Product: Koha
Classification: Unclassified
Component: MARC Authority data support (show other bugs)
Version: master
Hardware: All All
: P5 - low enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Jared Camins-Esakov
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Depends on: 7284
Blocks: 8212
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Reported: 2012-01-07 22:56 UTC by Jared Camins-Esakov
Modified: 2020-01-06 20:14 UTC (History)
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Description Jared Camins-Esakov 2012-01-07 22:56:10 UTC
One of the central ideas behind authority files is that they can help librarians keep their databases organized and ensure that all books about the same subject are described with the same subject headings. In order to keep the authority file useful, headings must be updated to match current linguistic usage (for example, the Library of Congress changed the subject "Cookery" to "Cooking" since no one would ever search for the former). Unfortunately, Koha will not automatically update bibliographic records using a given authority. There should be a flip_heading.pl utility that converts obsolete headings in bibliographic records to the current preferred form (as specified by the authority record).
Comment 1 Marc Véron 2016-09-30 05:48:43 UTC
Still valid?
Comment 2 Katrin Fischer 2019-04-28 22:02:20 UTC
When changing the main heading of a linked authority record, the records are upadated automagically. 

See AuthorityMerge* preferences.