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Are the MARC records compatible with SIRSI Symphony cataloging system?
Kristan Halpern, Last modified by Kristan Halpern April 10 2015 08:57 AM

The SIRSI Symphony cataloging system does not accept the UTF-8 (Unicode) format which is the format in which our MARC Records are provided.

You may use the MARC Record editing software, MarcEdit, to convert the UTF-8 MARC Records to the MARC8 format. The MarcEdit software is free to download at the following location:

http://marcedit.reeset.net/downloads

***Please note that we do not provide support for the MarcEdit software as this is a proprietary software from another company.

The leader field of each record in the file (i.e: 03895ngm a2200469Ia ) should contain " " in the 9th position as opposed to the "a" character that is currently listed because the file is in the UTF-8 format.