On Jun 10, 2011, at 10:24 AM, Dwiggins David wrote:
> Has anyone had any experience mapping book data from PastPerfect 4 into MARC format for import to a library system? We have about 550 book records from an old version of PastPerfect that we are no longer using, and want to import them into our MARC-based library database.
I do not have any experience mapping PastPerfect data to MARC, but I have very recently blogged about it.  Probably the best export format PastPerfect supports is their Dublin Core XML. It appears to be syntactically correct (well-formed). On the other hand, the semantics leave a bit to be desired. As I noted at the end of my blog posting:
We donít live in an ideal metadata world, and increasingly it
seems the best we can hope for is well-formed and valid metadata.
Whether our metadata is complete or accurate is completely in the
hands of people, not computers.
 PastPerfect - http://bit.ly/jCBcco
Eric Lease Morgan
University of Notre Dame