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