First of all, I may have misled some people into downloading the newest
(5.0) version of MARCedit which I can't get to work with my stylesheet.
So if you want to use my stylesheet, please download and install
version 4.63 available here (and you may also want to uninstall version
5.0 to avoid confusion):
Then follow the step by step directions in the README.pdf file found in
the zip archive available here:
As I state in this document, converting through MARCedits standard
interface is a two-step process, first converting from EAD to MARCXML,
then from MARCXML to MARC communications format. We use a script to
does both conversions at the same time, but it is not generic enough to
distribute on my website at this point.
The only thing that I don't cover in the README document is how to
import your record into OCLC Connexion client. If you are interested in
doing that, the directions are fairly straight forward:
1. Open OCLC connexion client (version 1.4+)
2. From Connexion client's top menu, Click on "File--Import records..."
3. Click on "Browse..." to navigate to your MARC communications
formatted file that you just created. Once you have selected it, choose
either "Import to online save file" (requires authentication), or
"Import to local save file" (does not require authentication), and then
click OK. You should get a pop-up box that says "Bibliographic records
5. From Connexion client's top menu, click on "Cataloging--Search--Local
[Online] save file" and then click OK.
Please let me know if you run into any trouble. Your input might help
others who are having similar difficulties. My stylesheet is based on
the EAD to MARC crosswalk found at
Jordan Patty wrote:
> I've finally installed the MARCEdit program and worked with conversion.
> I've had trouble using your stylesheet. When I convert from my xml file
> to MARCXML, a file with the *mrc extension does not appear in the
> destination folder. The other EAD to MARCXML stylesheets work that came
> with the MARCEdit program. Is there something different about your
> stylesheet, or maybe the XML files I'm using don't have all the correct
> coding to work with your stylesheets.
> Mark Carlson wrote:
>> Yes, we use it all the time to convert our EAD finding aids to MARC.
>> We import them into OCLC connexion. What version of MARCEdit are you
>> using? (Click on Help--About in MARCEdit). If you are using version
>> 4.6 (correct me if I'm wrong, Terry), converting from EAD to MARC
>> communications format was a two-step process using the built-in GUI.
>> You first had to convert from EAD to MARCXML, then from MARCXML to
>> MARC. With the new MARCEdit.Net version, you can do this in a single
>> step. You can download the new version here:
>> The included XSL stylesheet may need some tweaking for your
>> institution. You are welcome to try mine also to see which one works
>> best with your encoding. This is available here:
>> Jordan Patty wrote:
>>> Has anyone used the MARCEdit program and the EAD2MARCXML.xsl to
>>> create MARC records? If so, did everything work well? For instance,
>>> did the MARC record load properly to OCLC?
>>> Jordan Patty