MarcEdit Workshop with Terry Reese
June 17, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)
George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
Johnson Center Library Instruction Room
MarcEdit is a freely downloadable metadata software suite, designed
specifically for large-batch record processing. Functions include batch
editing MARC records, character set conversions and record extractions.
MarcEdit provides a number of useful functions that can be used to
simplify database maintenance activities, as well as provide libraries
with an invaluable tool for customizing and correcting vendor records
before introducing them to one’s database. The presentation will also
discuss topics related to the processing of XML metadata, as well as
MarcEdit’s built-in OAI metadata harvester - which provides libraries
a simplified method for generating MARC records from OAI repositories
(like DSpace, Fedora or CONTENTdm).
Terry Reese Jr., Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services,
Oregon State University, and creator of the MarcEdit program.
Registration is limited to 35 people. The registration fee is $50 for
PTPL members and $65 for non-members. To register online or print a
mail-in registration form go to
http://web.mac.com/ptpl/PTPL/Workshops.html and mail with a check
payable to PTPL to Linda Wirth: 5250 Signal Hill Dr., Burke, VA 22015.
Registration and payment is also available via PayPal at
All registration fees and forms must be received by May 15, 2009.
Breakfast pastries and coffee will be provided. GMU's Johnson Center
has a selection of outlets serving lunch (not included).
You are strongly encouraged to bring your own laptop! GMU will
provide Wi-fi access. By bringing a laptop computer you can get set up
and ready to go, taking the MarcEdit program plus all downloaded
materials with you. Workstations are available for a limited number
(sixteen) of participants.
● With site questions, contact Ian Fairclough,
[log in to unmask] tel. 703-993-2938
● With registration questions, contact Linda Wirth at
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● Directions to George Mason University, Fairfax Campus:
● Parking map for George Mason University:
http://parking.gmu.edu/GMUParkingMap08.pdf (You are recommended to
use the Mason Pond Parking Deck.)
● Campus map for the Johnson Center: