MarcEdit 6 – Changes to the Material Type Report

By reeset / On / In MarcEdit

One of the changes that will be present in MarcEdit 6 is an expansion of the Material Types Report.  Currently, the program provides an option to allow users to generate a report detailing the type of record as designated by the LDR and 008.  This allows users to get a quick snapshot of how the records are coded within the file.  One of the limitations of this process has been that these reports are read only.  Once a user ran a report, if they wanted to see, for example, all the Computer Files – they would need to construct that query themselves. 

In MarcEdit 6, this will change.  The program has reorganized the Materials Report menu, creating a new entry for Generating the Report, an a new set of subcommands that allow users to designate a material type and find the records that correspond to that type. 

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Figure 1: Finding the Material Types Report

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Figure 2: Material Type Report Results.  One new enhancement has been the ability to copy data to the clipboard from this window.  This impacts all functions that utilize this generic results window.

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Figure 3: Menu to Find Records of a specific type

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Figure 4: Material Results query and results

This is a request that comes up periodically – hopefully, these changes will make querying and examining record types easier for users.

–tr

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