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PTPL offers MarcEdit workshop with Terry Reese, June 17 Elaine Donnelly 08 Apr 2009 14:38 UTC

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Elaine Donnelly, Librarian/Collection Services
National Geographic Society, Libraries & Information Services
1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC  20036-4688
202-857-7794 voice ; 202-429-5731 fax


To register online or print a mail-in registration form:

MarcEdit Workshop with Terry Reese

June 17, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)
George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
Johnson Center Library Instruction Room

MarcEdit is a freely downloadable metadata software suite, designed
specifically for large-batch record processing.  Functions include batch
editing MARC records, character set conversions and record extractions.
MarcEdit provides a number of useful functions that can be used to simplify
database maintenance activities, as well as provide libraries with an
invaluable tool for customizing and correcting vendor records before
introducing them to one’s database. The presentation will also discuss
topics related to the processing of XML metadata, as well as MarcEdit’s
built-in OAI metadata harvester – which provides libraries a simplified
method for generating MARC records from OAI repositories (like DSpace,
Fedora or CONTENTdm).

Terry Reese Jr., Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services, Oregon
State University, and creator of the MarcEdit program.

Registration is limited to 35 people. The registration fee is $50 for PTPL
members and $65 for non-members. To register, fill out the form below and
mail with a check payable to PTPL to Linda Wirth: 5250 Signal Hill Dr.,
Burke, VA  22015.  Registration and payment is also available via PayPal at

All registration fees and forms must be received by May 15, 2009.

Breakfast pastries and coffee will be provided. GMU's Johnson Center has a
selection of outlets serving lunch (not included).

You are strongly encouraged to bring your own laptop!   GMU will provide
Wi-fi access.  By bringing a laptop computer you can get set up and ready
to go, taking the MarcEdit program plus all downloaded materials with you.
Workstations are available for a limited number (sixteen) of participants.

Further Information

•     With site questions, contact Ian Fairclough,  tel.

•     With registration questions, contact Linda Wirth at

•     Directions to George Mason University, Fairfax Campus:

•     Parking map for George Mason University: (You are recommended to use the
Mason Pond Parking Deck.)

•     Campus map for the Johnson Center: