I've used the MARC to SGML converter from LC, and found it to be
quite good for a small (~300 records) group of music recording
MARC records. I then took the SGML file, indexed under our SGML
search engine, and found the whole thing to work pretty well.
These MARC records are part of a larger collection that includes
manuscript materials, for which we also have an EAD finding aid.
(More about all this later when we actually announce the site.)
But I found the MARC to SGML converter from LC to be very useful.
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On Fri, 29 Oct 1999, Ed Summers wrote:
> Initially I tried using LC's programs for converting MARC records to
> SGML but I got into a bit of a mess when I tried to convert the SGML to
> XML. I think this was because I didn't understand the DTD properly.
> However, as we all know XML doesn't *require* a DTD; so if you like Perl
> and need to convert from MARC to XML you might want to take a look at
> Ed Summers
> Old Dominion University
> Norfolk, Virginia.