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Re: [EXT] Re: software for viewer-friendly MARC XML?

From:

Michelle Hahn <[log in to unmask]>

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ARSC Library and Archives Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 5 Feb 2018 21:53:03 -0800

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Hi!

Just to clarify two things:

OPAC (acronym originally for Online Public Access Computer, now used
generally for library database search interface) isn't a single
entity.....there are several proprietary OPACs, each programmed separately
and none exactly the same. With programming knowledge or an understanding
of configuring the software, the "natural language" display info is fairly
customizable, too. If you are familiar with basic programming, they are all
simple "if...then..." commands.

Also, 007 data isn't typically "displayed." In theory it is intended to be
used for indexing and findability, and would certainly be useful for
display, but has never actually been used to it's fullest intention and
potential.

A program could be written to do what you need, but it hasn't really ever
truly been done well or maintained long-term.

If I were a software programmer myself, I would have done it myself
already! It's on my list of things to learn to do eventually when I
suddenly have an excess of free time.

The suggestion of OpenRefine may be your best bet if you are willing to
spend the time to transform each field and subfield to what you want.

That 007 especially....I would looooove to see that happen the way it's
supposed to.


__________
Michelle K. Hahn
Assistant Librarian, Sound Recordings Cataloger
Cook Music Library
Indiana University
MLA Newsletter Editor
MOUG Social Media Coordinator
IAML Assistant Web Editor


On Feb 5, 2018 8:42 PM, "Paul T. Jackson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Have you tried just downloading the record and copying from Library of
Congress? It won't give you field names, maybe not all the data, but could
help.

Paul T. Jackson
Trescott Research
Steilacoom, WA 98338
[log in to unmask]
trescottresearch.com

On Feb 5, 2018 12:58 PM, "Fabris, Gerald" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks for these replies.  We've been using MarcEdit (and Notepad++.)
What
> I'd like to find is a software that can take an XML file of a MARC format
> catalog record and show it without coding, like an end-user sees in an
> online public access catalog.
>
> For example, MarcEdit shows for the 700 field like this:
>
> *=007  sd|zmsdnndlhna*
>
>
> What I'd like to find would show the 700 field like this (from the same
> into as above):
>
> *[007/00]  Category of material:*  Sound recording
> *[**007/01]  Specific material designation:*  Sound disc
> *[007/02]  Undefined*
> *[**007/03]  Speed:*  Other
> *[**007/04]  Configuration of playback channels:*  Monaural
> *[007/05]  Groove width/groove pitch:*  Coarse/standard
> *[007/06]  Dimensions:*  10 in. diameter
> *[007/07]  Tape width:*  Not applicable
> *[007/08]  Tape Configuration:*  Not applicable
> *[007/09]  Kind of disc, cylinder or tape:*  Disc master (negative)
> *[007/10]  Kind of material:*  Metal
> *[007/11]  Kind of cutting:*  Hill-and-dale cutting
> *[007/12]  Special playback characteristics:*  Not applicable
> *[007/13]  Capture and storage technique:*  Acoustical capture, direct
> storage
>
>
> There used to be a software called Minaret, which allowed me to program
the
> view of MARC records, but it's no longer available.
>
>
>
> Jerry Fabris, Museum Curator
> Thomas Edison National Historical Park
> National Park Service
> United States Department of the Interior
> 211 Main Street, West Orange, New Jersey 07052
> tel: (973) 736-0550, ext. 48
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:08 PM, Feustle, Maristella <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Seconding MarcEdit. It can take in MARC records in a variety of formats,
> > including MARCXML, and render them as "normal" MARC files.
> >
> >
> > MarcEdit also exports TSV (tab separated value) and JSON (JavaScript
> > Object Notation) files which can be imported into OpenRefine. Likewise,
> > OpenRefine can export TSV files readable by MarcEdit.
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: ARSC Library and Archives Discussion List <
> [log in to unmask]>
> > on behalf of Thom <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:51:50 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [EXT] Re: software for viewer-friendly MARC XML?
> >
> > One application that most of the library world uses is MarcEdit. You may
> > find a Python tool or Open Refine more to your liking depending on the
> > project. Definitely read about MarcEdit though since it's had at least
> > decade of development under Terry Reese.
> >
> > Just my opinions and not an endorsement.
> >
> > Thom Pease
> >
> >
> > On Jan 31, 2018 12:49 PM, "Paul Jackson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > I don't know if you've found what you want.
> > > It occurred to me that you might be able to use Readerware. It's an
> > > inexpensive software with fields galore, but you can't add any fields
> > like
> > > BookCat (no longer available or supported.)
> > >
> > > https://www.readerware.com/index.php
> > >
> > > *Trescott Research - Paul T. Jackson *
> > >
> > > 2503 Natalie Lane, Steilacoom, WA 98388
> > > <https://maps.google.com/?q=2503+Natalie+Lane,+Steilacoom,
> > +WA+98388&entry=gmail&source=g>
> > >
> > > http://www.trescottresearch.com <http://www.trescottresearch.com/>
> > >
> > > Support Authors:
> > >
> > > http://www.plateauareawriters.org <http://www.plateauareawriters.org/>
> > >
> > > Support Musicians
> > >
> > > http://www.gatewayconcertband.org <http://www.gatewayconcertband.org/>
> > >
> > > On 1/30/2018 6:45 AM, Fabris, Gerald wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi ARSCLIB-
> > >>
> > >> I am editing MARC-format catalog records that are saved as .XML
files.
> > >> Each MARC record is one .XML file.  To view the files, I've been
using
> > >> Notepad++ <https://notepad-plus-plus.org/> and MarcEdit
> > >> <http://marcedit.reeset.net/> softwares, which show the MARC coding,
> > but
> > >> not field names.
> > >>
> > >> *Can anyone point me to a software *that will take MARC format XML
> file
> > >> and
> > >> show it as an end-user would see it in an online public access
> catalog?
> > >> In
> > >> other words, it would show a field name in front of each field and
> > >> sub-field.
> > >>
> > >> Thank you,
> > >> Jerry Fabris, Museum Curator
> > >> Thomas Edison National Historical Park
> > >> National Park Service
> > >> United States Department of the Interior
> > >> 211 Main Street, West Orange, New Jersey 07052
> > >> tel: (973) 736-0550, ext. 48
> > >>
> > >> ---
> > >> This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
> > >> http://www.avg.com
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
>

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