MARC Import

OPAC Plugin for the data transfer of MARC data records


This documentation describes the installation, configuration and use of the plugin. You can use this plugin to retrieve data from an external system and transfer it to Goobi. The catalog must have an API or URL that can be used to deliver records as OPACs.
Source code
GPL 2.0 oder neuer
Documentation date


The plugin consists of one file:
This file must be installed readable for the user tomcat at the following path


The plugin itself does not have its own configuration. Instead, all configuration is carried out by making adjustments within Goobi workflow or the associated rule sets.
In the file goobi_opac.xml, the interface to the desired catalogue system must be made known. This is done by means of an entry that looks like this:
<catalogue title="MARC OPAC">
<config address="" database="1" ucnf="XPNOFF=1"
description="Description of the catalogue" iktlist="IKTLIST.xml" port="80" opacType="GBV-MARC" />
<searchField label="Identifier" value="12" />
<searchField label="ISBN" value="7" />
<searchField label="ISSN" value="8" />
The title attribute contains the name under which the catalog can be selected in the user interface, address the URL to the API endpoint and database the database to be used. The attribute opacType must be set to the value GBV-MARC.
The content of a MARC data record is mapped within the Goobi workflow ruleset used in each case. For more information on how to configure this mapping, see the UGH documentation here:


When you search for an identifier in Goobi, a request is sent to the configured URL in the background.
Goobi workflow interface for querying the catalogue
After retrieving the actual record from the catalog, the metadata is mapped according to the rules configured in the rule set.