Just a quick post — I’d pulled our entire database (1,252,718 records) and figured it would be a good chance to try running my console version of MarcEdit on my Linux box. So, I gave it a run converting my MARC records to MARCXML — which means that the program has to handle MARC8-UTF8 conversion as well and in the end — here are the numbers:
Database size: 1.57 GB in 1,252,718 records
Processing time: 72 minutes or 17398 records per second
That’s a bit faster than my GUI version, which times in around 8-9,000 records per minute on large record sets, so I was pretty pleased.