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Basic MarcEdit Skills for Searching, Cleaning & Enhancing Your MARC Data

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One of the basic tools for technical services is skills with MarcEdit. This free utility provides the ability to batch analyze, edit, and enrich MARC records. The Metadata Services Department at the UC Santa Cruz University Library has used MarcEdit to find records lacking an OCLC number, sort and separate records by format, prepend URLs with proxy information, remove unwanted vendor data, add local fields, and detect duplicate fields. This presentation made at the New England Technical Services Librarians 2019 Annual Spring Conference demonstrates, through examples, how to accomplish these tasks. In addition to analyzing and editing records, this presentation covers the creation of MARC records from spreadsheet data and the enhancement of records with RDA elements and URIs.

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