MarcEdit Updates (All versions)

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I’ve posted updates for all versions of MarcEdit, including MarcEdit MacOS 3.

MarcEdit 7 (Windows/Linux) changelog:
  • Bug Fix: Export Settings: Export was capturing both MarcEdit 6.x and MarcEdit 7.x data.
  • Enhancement: Task Management: added some continued refinements to improve speed and processing
  • Bug Fix: OCLC Integration: Corrected an issue occuring when trying to post bib records using previous profiles.
  • Enhancement: Linked Data XML Rules File Editor completed
  • Enhancement: Linked Data Framework: Formal support for local linked data triple stores for resolution

One of the largest enhancements is the updated editor to the Linked Data Rules File and the Linked Data Framework. You can hear more about these updates here:

MarcEdit MacOS 3:

Today also marks the availability of MarcEdit MacOS 3. You can read about the update here: MarcEdit MacOS 3 has Arrived!

If you have questions, please let me know.

–tr

ER&L 2018: 101 Preconference session: Getting Started with MarcEdit 7: New Tools, New Models, New Automation Opportunities

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Anticipating that I would finish up working on MarcEdit 7, I submitted and had accepted a preconference at ER&L 2018.  This will be one of the 4 hour pre-conference sessions, and will focus primarily on automating workflows in MarcEdit, with a special emphasis on some of the new tools in MarcEdit — specifically, the enhanced task management, the Clustering Tooling, the Linked Data work, and the new XML Profiler; though, in sessions like this — if you come with a question, you’ll leave with an answer.

If you are around in Austin, I hope to see you (either here, or around).

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Preconference Description: https://erl18.sched.com/event/CkNY/w03-getting-started-with-marcedit-7-new-tools-new-models-new-automation-opportunities

MarcEdit MacOS 3.0 Roadmap

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With MarcEdit 7 out, I’ve turned my focus to completing the MarcEdit MacOS update. Right now, I’m hoping to have this version available by the first of the year. I won’t be doing a long, extended beta, in part, because this version utilizes all the business code written for MarcEdit 7. And like MarcEdit 7, the mac version will be able to be installed with the current Mac build (it won’t replace it) – this way, you can test the new build while continuing to use the previous software.

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MarcEdit Updates (all)

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I’ve posted update for all versions.  Windows and linux updates for 6.3.x Sunday evening and updates to MacOS for 2.5.x on Wed. morning.  Change log below:

Windows/Linux:

* Bug Fix: MarcEditor: Convert clipboard content to….: The change in control caused this to stop working – mostly because the data container that renders the content is a rich object, not plain text like the function was expecting.  Missed that one.  I’ve fixed this in the code.
* Enhancement: Extract Selected Records:  Connected the exact match to the search by file
* Bug Fix: MarcEditor: Right to left flipping wasn’t working correctly for Arabic and Hebrew if the codes were already embedded into the file.
* Update: Cleaned up some UI code.
* Update: Batch Process MarcXML: respecting the native versus the XSLT options.

MacOS Updates:

* Bug Fix: MarcEditor: Right to left flipping wasn’t working correctly for Arabic and Hebrew if the codes were already embedded into the file.
* Update: Cleaned up some UI code.
* Update: Batch Process MarcXML: respecting the native versus the XSLT options.
* Enhancement: Exact Match searching in the Extract, Delete Selected Records tool
* Enhancement: Exact Match searching in the Find/Replace Tool
* Enhancement: Work updates in the Linked data tool to support the new MAC proposal

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MarcEdit 7 Keycode Documentation

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Something that comes up a lot is the lack of key combinations or pathways to using functions in MarcEdit.  I’ll admit, the program is very mouse heavy.  So, as part of the accessibility work in MarcEdit 7, I’m taking a long look at how access to all functions can be accommodated via the keyboard.  This means that for MarcEdit 7, I’m mapping out all keycode combinations (the ALT+[KEY]) paths and the more traditional shortcut key combinations) for each window in MarcEdit.  When it’s finished, I’ll make this part of the application documentation.  Before I get too far along, I wanted to show what this looks like.  Please see: http://marcedit.reeset.net/software/MarcEdit7_KeycodeMap.pdf

Does this look like it will be helpful? 

–tr

MarcEdit Update (Windows and Linux)

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Couple updates, couple bug fixes.  Change log below.

6.2.452
* Bug fix/Behavior Change: Export Tab Delimited Records: Second delimiter insertion should be standardized with all regressions removed.
* New Feature: Linked Data Tools: Service Status options have been included so users can check the status of the currently profiled linked data services.
* New Feature: Preferences/Networked Tasks: MarcEdit uses a short timeout (0.03 seconds) when determining if a network is available.  I’ve had reports of folks using MarcEdit have their network dropped from MarcEdit.  This is likely because their network has more latency.  In the preferences, you can modify this value.  I would never set it above 500 milliseconds (0.05 seconds) because it will cause MarcEdit to freeze when off network, but this will give users more control over their network interactions.
* Bug Fix: Swap Field Function: The new enhancement in the swap field function added with the last update didn’t work in all cases.  This should close that gap.

Update can be found from the download page (http://marcedit.reeset.net/downloads)  or the automatic update tool.

–tr

MarcEdit Update (Windows/Linux)

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I’ve posted a new set of updates.  The initial set is for Windows and Linux.  I’ll be posting Mac updates later this week.  Here’s the list of changes:

  • Behavior Change — Windows/Linux: Intellisense turned off by default (this is the box that shows up when you start to type a diacritic) for new installs. As more folks use UTF8, this option makes less sense. Will likely make plans to remove it within the next year.
  • Enhancement: Select Extracted Records: UI Updates to the import process.
  • Enhancement: Select Extracted Records: Updates to the batch file query.
  • Behavior Change: Z39.50 Client: Override added to the Z39.50 client to enable the Z39.50 client to override search limits. Beware, overriding this option is potentially problematic.
  • Update: Linked Data Rules File: Rules file updated to add databases for the Japanese Diet library, 880 field processing, and the German National Library.
  • Enhancement: Task Manager: Added a new macro/delimiter. {current_file} will print the current filename if set.
  • Bug Fix: RDA Helper – Abbreviation expansion is failing to process specific fields when config file is changed.
  • Bug Fix: MSXML Engine – In an effort to allow the xsl:strip-whitespace element, I broke this process. The work around has been to use the saxon.net engine. However, I’ll correct this. Information on how you emulate the xsl:strip-whitespace element will be here: http://marcedit.reeset.net/xslt-processing-xslstrip-whitespace-issues
  • Bug Fix: Task Manager Editing – when adding the RDA Helper to a new task, it asks for file paths. This was due to some enhanced validation around files. This didn’t impact any existing tasks.
  • Bug Fix: UI changes – I’m setting default sizes for a number of forms for usability
  • Bug Fix/Enhancement: Open Refine Import – OpenRefine’s release candidate changes the tab delimited output slightly. I’ve added some code to accommodate the changes.
  • Enhancement: MarcEdit Linked Data Platform – adding enhancements to make it easier to add collections and update the rules file
  • Enhancement: MarcEdit Linked Data Platform – updating the rules file to include a number of new endpoints
  • Enhancement: MarcEdit Linked Data Platform – adding new functionality to the rules file to support the recoding of the rules file for UNIMARC.
  • Enhancement: Edit Shortcut – Adding a new edit short cut to find fields missing words
  • Enhancement: XML Platform – making it clearer that you can use either XQuery or XSLT for transformations into MARCXML
  • Enhancement: OAI Harvester – code underneath to update user agent and accommodate content-type requirements on some servers.
  • Enhancement: OCLC API Integration – added code to integrate with the validation. Not sure this makes its way into the interface yet, but code will be there.
  • Enhancement: Saxon.NET version bump
  • Enhancement: SPARQL Explorer – Updating the sparql engine to give me more access to low level data manipulation
  • Enhancement: Autosave option when working in the MarcEditor. Saves every 5 minutes. Will protect against crashes. data

Downloads are available from the downloads page (http://marcedit.reeset.net/downloads):

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MarcEdit Updates

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This update has been a little while coming and represents a significant number of updates, bug fixes and enhancements.  On the Mac side, the two largest updates where the implementation of the Delimited Text Translator and the OAI Harvester, on all platforms – Alma Integration.  You can find notes about the Alma integration here: http://blog.reeset.net/archives/1950

Please see the full list of updates below.  Downloads can be picked up through the automatic update mechanism in MarcEdit or via the downloads page at: http://marcedit.reeset.net/downloads

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MarcEdit Windows/Linux Updates:

* Bug Fix: ILS Integration: Local Integration — corrected display rendering and search for keyword
* Bug Fix: Add/Delete Records — Corrected problem when using the Add field only if not a duplicate option
* Enhancement: Validate Headings — added dynamic caching
* Enhancement: Build Links — added dynamic caching
* Enhancement: ILS Integration — First version of Alma integration
* Bug Fix: Math conversion — Degree/minute/seconds to Degrees correction
* Settings Change: Updated the RDA Field conversion to limit abbreviation checking in the 245 field to the 245$c
* Enhancement: RDA Abbreviations — new abbreviations added
* Enhancement: Select/Delete MARC Records — added option to expose specialized search options like Field # searching, Range Searching, File Searching and Size searching.
* Bug Fix: OAI Harvester — Debug URL wasn’t correct when adding date values.
* Bug Fix: RDA Helper — Added Data validation to ensure that invalid 008 data doesn’t cause a data crash.
* Enhancement: Delimited Text Translator — Added more preview options
* Enhancement: Delimited Text Translator — Added Holdings LDR/008 values
* Enhancement: UI Improvements — a large number of textboxes that accept file paths now support drag and drop.

MarcEdit Mac Updates:

* Bug Fix: ILS Integration: Local Integration — corrected display rendering and search for keyword
* Bug Fix: Add/Delete Records — Corrected problem when using the Add field only if not a duplicate option
* Enhancement: Validate Headings — added dynamic caching
* Enhancement: Build Links — added dynamic caching
* Enhancement: ILS Integration — First version of Alma integration
* Bug Fix: Math conversion — Degree/minute/seconds to Degrees correction
* Settings Change: Updated the RDA Field conversion to limit abbreviation checking in the 245 field to the 245$c
* Enhancement: RDA Abbreviations — new abbreviations added
* Enhancement: Select/Delete MARC Records — added option to expose specialized search options like Field # searching, Range Searching, File Searching and Size searching.
* Bug Fix: RDA Helper — Added Data validation to ensure that invalid 008 data doesn’t cause a data crash.
* Enhancement: UI Improvements — a large number of textboxes that accept file paths now support drag and drop.
* Enhancement: OAI Harvester Implemented
* Enhancement: Delimited Text Translator implemented