From: Harper, Cynthia
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 8:25 PM
To: Will Martin
Subject: RE: [CODE4LIB] Open-source batch authority control?
Thanks Will. I know about MARCEdit. What I'm concerned about is not so much technique, but a source of authority records. Obviously, thre's LC Authorities, but what I don't know is if those records all have RDA equivalents in that database, or what the advantages of the commercial authority databases are. Of course, we can get authority records from OCLC if we could work out some method of selecting a batch of macthing authorities that doesn't cost a lot extra. We have III automated authorities, so one authority record can updateall the bibs if it has a 4xx that match their 1xx. What I need is an overview of what my options are for selecting a batch of authority records from a good source.
From: Will Martin [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 5:36 PM
To: Code for Libraries
Cc: Harper, Cynthia
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Open-source batch authority control?
I'm not super-familiar with cataloging software, but would MarcEdit do the trick?
I know it's designed explicitly for batch editing of MARC records, I just don't know whether that extends to authority control stuff.
Web Services Librarian
Chester Fritz Library
University of North Dakota
On 2014-09-05 16:00, Harper, Cynthia wrote:
> Do any of you have processes for batch authority control - getting
> MARC authority records into an ILS - that are less-costly (in terms of
> cash) than commercial services like MARCIVE or LTI? I'm working for
> a cash-strapped organization, have computing skills, and think it a
> shame that our staff spends so much time on piece-by-piece repetitive
> Any suggestions?
> Cindy Harper
> Electronic Services and Serials Librarian Virginia Theological
> 3737 Seminary Road
> Alexandria VA 22304
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