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MARC tools instructions

The MARC tools allow you to locate structural problems within your MARC exchange files and create comma-separated values (.csv) files of the contents.

Before you begin

The technology used to build the applications requires a C:\TEMP folder. Be certain this folder is present on your workstation. If it is not, you will need to create a new folder at the root of your C: drive, and then name the folder TEMP.

How to install

  1. Download the file to your workstation.
  2. Once it is downloaded, right-click the file. Select Extract All.
  3. Extract the contents of the ZIP file to a suitable folder on your workstation.

How to use

  1. Drag a MARC exchange file, such as a Collection Manager .mrc file, onto the marcview.exe executable.
  2. A window will pop up showing the number of records found in the file and at least one file will be created.
  3. This new file will be placed next to the original .mrc file and will have a .txt extension for viewing in text editor software, for example, Notepad.
  4. If there are structural problems with the MARC file, two additional files will be created– one containing the erroneous records and a second .txt from an attempt to make them readable and describe the problems.

The marcfielddump.exe program is used to generate a comma-separated values (.csv) file of the contents of a specified tag and subfield from a .mrc file. Please contact OCLC Support if you need to use this executable.