Speaking of which...does any have robust code for getting the date of
publication out of a MARC record, correcting for (or ignoring or otherwise
dealing with) stuff in the fixed fields, dates on other calendars, dates
that are far enough in the future that they must be a mistake, etc.?

  -Bill "yes, that *was* published in 5763" Dueber

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Kevin S. Clarke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I have an idea stuck in my memory that OCLC wrote a Java-based date
> parsing library long ago (that parses all the library world's strange
> date formats).  My search-fu seems to be weak, though, because I don't
> seem to be able to Google/find it.  Was it just a crazy dream or does
> anyone know what I'm talking about (and how to find it)?
> Thanks,
> Kevin

Bill Dueber
Library Systems Programmer
University of Michigan Library