On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:05 PM, md <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I did not find the Marc record reader or parser you created...was it
> MARC : : Forgiving Reader? to read the records, then import them
> into the MYSQL database.

Yes, the MARC processing library is ruby-marc [1], which needs to be installed:

  gem install marc

> I did not find the MYSQL database/databases? you designed.

The schema is defined in:

and can be invoked by doing a:

  rake db:schema:load

This is all pretty standard Rails stuff, for anyone who likes that web

As for Karen's question about the Internet Archive: it totally makes
sense to host the data up there. But, I had to sign a scary license
agreement from the UIUC Archives, which *almost* stopped me from even
releasing ... Madeline can say for
sure, but I'm fairly certain this license prevents putting the data up
for the public. The ultimate disservice to Sanford Berman IMHO.

/me sighs