Some MarcEdit changes: Z39.50 updating

By reeset / On / In MarcEdit

This is one of those things that I wanted to get done a long time ago, but finally have found the time.  I’m working on updating MarcEdit to allow users to pull records directly into the MarcEditor from the Z39.50 client and then post them directly to a Z39.50 service that supports record updates.  At this point, the UI may change (I’m going to let a few people try it out first to give me feel for how it works), but at this point, here’s the UI.


  1. Once the MarcEditor is opened, click CTRL+I or follow the menu to Tools/Z39.50/SRU Options/Z39.50 Import Record (see below):
  2. Selecting this option will open the following window:

    Initially, this tool will be tied to MarcEdit’s Z39.50/SRU client.  Users will be able to select any item that has been added to your local repository of databases.  So, if you don’t see a database in the list, you will want to open the Z39.50 tool and select it from the master list. 

  3. At this point, it works like any other client.  Run a search, double click on the item in the results list.  It will open in the Editor.  Make your edits, then select CTRL+U or the Record Upload from the tools menu. 

I’ll post a webcast when finalized, but hopefully I’ll get a chance to wrap this up fairly quickly.