Please reply to the listserv if possible, because although we have not
tried this particular stylesheet, we are having similar issues with
another stylesheet.  

Thanks, Jay

Jay Gaidmore
The Library of Virginia
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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Jordan Patty
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 1:17 PM
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Subject: Re: EAD to MARC conversion


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:
>> Hello,
>> 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?
>> Thanks,
>> Jordan Patty

Jordan Patty
Processing Archivist
The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives
101 Life Cycle Institute
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.  20064

Phone: 202-319-5065
Fax: 202-319-6554