MarcEdit’s Validate Headings tool is getting a refresh to add a few missing elements. Two new features are being added to the tool – the ability to automatically correct variants when they are detected, and the ability to automatically generate preliminary authority records for personal (100/700) records.
The new interface looks like:
Example of a sample generated authority record:
=LDR 00000nz\a2200000o\4500 =008 151016n|\acannaabn\\\\\\\\\\|n\a|d\\\\|| =100 10$aWillson, Meredith,$d1902- =670 \\$aWillson, Meredith,1902-. $bWhat every young musician should know.
The records are generated directly off the data in the record. This means that if the heading is coded incorrectly (dates not in the $d, etc.) – then the generated data will be as well, but this is a start. You’ll notice that the data is coded as being preliminary because these are automated generated, and probably should be evaluated at some point.