60K isn't that much really. If you're comfortable with perl the
MARC::Record library is a good match with that kind of task and would let
you throw something together really quick.
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Equinox Open Library Initiative
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On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:50 PM, Julie Cole <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm pretty new to the world of library systems and this is my first post.
> Anyone have any experience parsing MARC Holding records (853 and 863) into
> a more readable 866 or 867 format?
> We are wanting to export our holdings from our ILS into our Discovery
> Layer and trying to save some of the money that the ILS vendor would charge
> us to create the records.
> The parsing doesn't look fun, so I was hoping someone has some code to use
> as a starting point.
> Also, I'm not sure how clean our data in 853 and 863 is so any scripts or
> advice on gotchas when cleaning that up would be appreciated.
> We have about 60,000 holding records.
> Julie Cole
> Library Systems Administrator
> Langara College Library
> Vancouver, BC