Come learn about MarcEdit, a freely downloadable metadata software suite available at no cost on the Internet. MarcEdit is designed for large-scale batch record processing, including batch editing MARC records, character set conversions, and record extractions. It also provides users with the ability to perform crosswalks between MARC and other data formats (e.g. Dublin Core). This workshop demonstrates how to edit large batches of records and discusses how your library might use MarcEdit to enhance your workflows.
Who should go? Anyone looking for an efficient way to manage, edit or analyze large groups of bib records, and those who already use MarcEdit. The workshop will be a hybrid lecture/hands-on workshop. All data for the workshop and examples will be made available for attendees looking to follow along -- but the workshop will not have any specific hands-on activities due to time and content constraints. However, if you’ve worked with MarcEdit, or have questions or problems with some hard to work with data – bring them along.
Terry Reese is currently the Head of Digital Initiatives at The Ohio State University Libraries. He has been working on MarcEdit since 1999.
Cost: Cost: $25 for members, including all NY3R's members, $30 for non-members. Lunch is included in the registration fee.
Choose “MarcEdit Member Rate” on the initial registration page and then choose “Member of a NY3R’s Council outside of the SENYLRC region” on the information page.