MarcEdit Mac Update — OCLC Integrations

By reeset / On / In MarcEdit

Happy belated Labor Day (to those in the US) and happy Tuesday to everyone else.  On my off day Monday, I did some walking (with the new puppy), a little bit of yard work, and some coding.  Over the past week, I’ve been putting the plumbing into the Mac version of MarcEdit to allow the tool to support the OCLC integrations — and today, I’m putting out the first version.

Couple of notes — the implementation is a little quirky at this point.  The process works much like the Windows/Linux version — once you get your API information from OCLC, you enter the info and validate it in the MarcEdit preferences.  Once validated, the OCLC options will become enabled and you can use the tools.  At this point, the integration work is limited to the OCLC records downloader and holdings processing tools.  Screenshots are below.

Now, the quirks – when you validate, the Get Codes button (to get the location codes), isn’t working for some reason.  I’ll correct this in the next couple days.  The second quirk — after you validate your keys, you’ll need to close MarcEdit and open it again to enable the OCLC menu options.  The menu validation isn’t refreshing after close — again, I’ll fix this in the next couple of days.  However, I wanted to get this out to folks.

Longer term, right now the direct integration between worldcat and the MarcEditor isn’t implemented.  I have most of the code done, but not completed.  Again, over this week, I hope to have time to get this done.

You can get the Mac update from:



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