MARC Records - Getting Started
Kristan Halpern, Last modified by Kristan Halpern April 10 2015 08:28 AM
This article is intended to help you get started using Vault Campus MARC Records, which are available upon request. Since we continue to add new titles on a regular basis, update files will be provided on a regular basis and should be added to your records. These updates are not cumulative, thus you will need to bring in all of the listed MARC Record files which end in the “.mrc” file extension.
If you need to modify the records, you can download the free MarcEdit software that converts the “.mrc” file extensions to “.mrk” file extensions here. Please note that we do not provide support for the MarcEdit software as it is a third-party application. All help documentation will need to be obtained using the documentation help features within the MarcEdit software or by contacting the MarcEdit vendor.
For additional MARC related resources, beyond the information found in this article, please visit the the MARC Records section of the Help Center.
SUBSCRIPTION MARC RECORDS PROCESS
A MARC Record Base File will contain title records for all titles available as part of the institution’s Vault Campus subscription once their subscription begins. MARC Record update files, containing title records, will be provided on a regular basis after the corresponding titles have been added to Vault Campus.
MARC RECORDS INTEGRATION
In order to integrate the provided Vault Campus MARC Records into your institution’s cataloging system, you will need to perform the following steps:
CONVERTING MARC RECORD “.MRC” FILE EXTENSION TO “.MRK” FILE EXTENSION USING MARCEDIT
In order to convert the provided MARC Record files from the ".mrc" extension to the ".mrk" extension, using the MarcEdit software, you would need to perform the following steps:
Once you click on the "Execute" button, the <Results> field at the bottom of the dialog box will also populate with a number representing the total number of the title records which will be present in the ".mrk" extension copy.
IMPORTANT: The information listed above is accurate as of “version 6.0” of the MarcEdit software and is provided only as supplemental information.
Please note that we do not provide support for the MarcEdit application thus we are NOT privy to any future updates of the software which may alter corresponding functions. All help documentation will need to be obtained using the documentation help features within the MarcEdit software of by contacting the MarcEdit vendor.