As I noted in my last post (http://blog.reeset.net/archives/1359), I’ll be adding a new area to the MarcEdit application called MARCNext. This will be used to expose a number of research tools for users interested in working with BibFrame data. In addition to the BibFrame Testbed, I’ll also be releasing a JSON Object Viewer. The JSON Object Viewer is a specialized viewer designed to parse JSON text and provide an object visualization of the data. The idea is that this tool could be utilized to render MARC data translated into Bibframe as JSON for easy reading. However, I’m sure that there will be other uses as well. I’ve tried to keep the interface simple. Essentially, you point the tool at a JSON file and the tool will render the file as objects. From there, you can search and query the data, view the JSON file in Object or Plain text mode, and ultimately, copy data for use elsewhere.
Some additional testing needs to be done to make sure the program works well when coming across poorly formed data – but this tool will be a part of the next update.