Thanks to the list for all of the responses, both on and off list.
There are some options that I was previously unaware of, and others
that I will revisit. Thanks again!
On Jul 20, 2007, at Jul 20, 7:38 PM, Jason Ronallo wrote:
> YAZ comes with yaz-marcdump: http://www.indexdata.dk/yaz/
> This one liner from the man page will do the conversion you want:
> yaz-marcdump -f MARC-8 -t UTF-8 -o marc -l 9=97 marc21.raw
> The -v option writes more information on parsing for those ill-
> formed records.
> yaz-marcdump is fast. If you're only doing character encoding
> conversion and not making other changes to the records, give
> yaz-marcdump a try.
> --Jason Ronallo
> On 7/20/07, Tod Olson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Would any of you have a script for converting MARC records from MARC
>> ANSEL to UTF-8 that you would be willing to share?
>> I have millions of MARC records that I need to convert on a regular
>> basis. Our data is too dirty for marc4j, and it's failure mode too
>> severe. I understand that MARC::Record and MARC::Charset are more
>> forgiving, but my Perl is minimal.
>> Advice, sample code, pointers and the like are welcome.
>> Tod Olson <[log in to unmask]>
>> Systems Librarian
>> University of Chicago Library