Harry Ransom Center
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Monday, August 26th
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Getting started with MarcEdit
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Advanced workflows and metadata remediation
1:30 – 5 p.m.

Harry Ransom Center

Denius Seminar Room
300 W. 21st Street

Nadia Sophie Seiler Workshop

MarcEdit and 21st Century Special Collections

As Special Collections Libraries prepare for migrating to next-generation library platform services or adopting new policies that allow streamlining workflows and improving the access and discovery of rare materials, cataloging librarians have to develop the necessary skills to work with large amounts of legacy bibliographic data.

The Ransom Center is pleased to host Terry Reese, Head of Digital Initiatives and Infrastructure Support at The Ohio State University Libraries and developer of MarcEdit, for a daylong workshop on remediation and enhancement of MARC data with focus on special collections description needs.

MarcEdit is a metadata editing software suite used in libraries across the world to automate some cataloging and quality control workflows. This workshop presents an opportunity for beginners to get a hands-on overview of MarcEdit functionalities (morning session) and for advanced users to dive into workflows specific to Special Collections bibliographic metadata remediation needs. Participants can attend one or both sessions and are expected to bring laptops.

Please submit your registration by August 20.


The Nadia Sophie Seiler Workshop series is made possible by the generosity of the Nadia Sophie Seiler Memorial Fund. Attendance is free and open to the campus community.