Project Gutenburg MARC records

By reeset / On / In General Computing, MarcEdit, Programming

I’m not sure how many folks will be interested, but I had someone ask me how difficult it would be to generate MARC records from the Project Gutenburg RDF catalog records.  Since I couldn’t remember if anyone has already generated a process for creating MARC records from these sets — I quickly generated an XSLT stylesheet to do this transformation.  I need to add a couple of custom templates I use in other stylesheets to add subfields to the author main entries, LCSH subjects and calculate skip digits on the title fields, but so far so good.  I’m in transit to ALA today, but when I get settled, I’ll post a link to the generated records and XSLT crosswalk for those interested.

 –tr

2 thoughts on “Project Gutenburg MARC records

  1. I’m looking to integrate Gutenburg MARC records into our eGranary Digital Library catalog.

    Did you finish this translation project?

    Thanks!

    — Cliff

    “Access to Knowledge Makes a World of Difference.”
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    Cliff Missen, MA
    Director, WiderNet Project
    University of Iowa
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  2. I do have a working stylesheet that appears to generate fairly good MARC records (at least as good as can be expected)

    –TR