The new MarcEdit update is out. This version includes a number of enhancements, mostly around OCLC’s Metadata API. A word of note, these functions are early days – in that they have been tested under very controlled conditions. Likewise, the status messages returned by the API are displayed in their raw xml form (I’ll be updating that next) – but I wanted to start making these functions available to users. So what’s changed:
** Enhancement: MarcEdit integration with OCLC Metadata API – Set Batch Holdings in OCLC.
** Enhancement: MarcEdit integration with OCLC Metadata API – Batch upload/edit records into WorldCat.
** Enhancement: MarcEdit integration with OCLC Metadata API – Ability to search directly into WorldCat
** Bug Fix: Call number/FAST generation – update corrects an error introduced in the last update
** Bug Fix: UTF8-MARC8 conversion – with very specific Arabic characters, the letters would be translated incorrectly. This should be corrected.
** Update: MARCValidator rules file has been updated
** Bug Fix: When click on the jump list, in certain conditions you could get a text not found error. This has been corrected or suppressed when necessary.
** Enhancement: MarcEdit Integration with OCLC API – New options have been added to the preferences to save user data.
Resources can be downloaded from:
- 32-bit: http://marcedit.reeset.net/software/MarcEdit_Setup.msi
- 64-bit: http://marcedit.reeset.net/software/MarcEdit_Setup64.msi
I’ll be writing some notes regarding the OCLC integration components specifically over the next could of days.