MarcEdit 5.0 Update

By reeset / On / In MarcEdit

Couple of Update notes.  I fixed a small issue with the 008/006 editing and have been spending a bit of time going through the XSLT processing code to do as much optimization as possible — and I’m happy to report that it looks like some good has come out of these optimizations.  Here’s how it benchmarks compared to 4.6. 

Test System: Windows XP SP2, Dell 2Ghz Centrino, 1 GB RAM
Test Dataset: Project Gutenburg RDF Catalog
Number of Records: ~20,000
Processing time in MarcEdit 4.6: 1201 seconds
Processing time in MarcEdit 5.0 Update (includes UTF-8 to MARC8 conversion): 35 seconds.

Obviously this is a big increase. 

Per usual, the update is available at: MarcEdit50_Setup.exe