Using MarcEdit

$175.00

Dates: December 7 - January 3

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This four week course will provide hands-on instruction to build, edit and manipulate library data using MarcEdit. This course will cover both basic functionality as well as more sophisticated uses making it appropriate for both new and experienced users of MarcEdit.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

This four week course will provide hands-on instruction to build, edit and manipulate library data using MarcEdit. This course will cover both basic functionality as well as more sophisticated uses making it appropriate for both new and experienced users of MarcEdit.

Week 1 will include an introduction to MarcEdit and its basic functionality including MarcMaker and MarcBreaker, editing records by batch adding and deleting fields, editing field data, and editing subfields and indicators. It will also cover deleting or extracting subsets of records and joining and splitting MARC files.

Week 2 will focus on ways to enhance record sets including generating call numbers and using Cuttering tools, RDA enhancement options, and adding FAST subject headings. It will also include time-saving tools such as normalizing LC data, task lists, batch processing files, and exporting MARC records as a tab delimited file.

Week 3 explores options for constructing files of MARC records. Students will learn how to extract and build new fields from existing data, create MARC records from vendor spreadsheets, import records using the MarcEdit Z39.50/SRU Client, import and export records from a local OCLC Connexion save file, and merge records.

Finally, in Week 4, this course will look at the ways that regular expressions can be used in MarcEdit. No prior experience with regular expressions is needed because this course will cover the basic concepts and then share examples of regular expressions that can be used to find errors and clean-up messy MARC records.

Software requirements: Best to use MarcEdit 7, as screenshots and tutorials will be based on this version. It can be installed alongside MarcEdit 6 without replacing it.

This course can be taken as one of eight courses needed to earn our Certificate in Cataloging and Technical Services, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.

Natalie Hall

Natalie HallNatalie Hall is the Technical Services Coordinator at Moraine Valley Community College. As Technical Services Coordinator, she oversees a busy technical services department and provides leadership in the areas of acquisitions, serials, cataloging and authority control. Natalie has bachelors’ degrees from Lawrence University, a Master of Music in Cello Performance from Roosevelt University, and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also an adjunct Instructor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois where she teaches information organization and cataloging.

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Special Session

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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