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Software Tools and Tips for Metadata Wranglers and Catalogers

Excel

Concatenate and Format (Custom Excel Function)
Concatenating when some cells are empty
Convert dates
Convert letters to numbers/numbers to letters
Remove leading or trailing characters
Splitting dates from Title column

 

 

MarcEdit

"Better, Not Perfect" Tasklist Examples

 

OCLC Connexion

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Batch Control Report 1902

MacroDescription: Macro will work through consecutively-numbered items in a save file and control all headings, and then check for 1XX, 6XX, 7XX and 8XX fields that are still not controlled and write the uncontrolled headings to desktop file, ControlledHeadingsReport.tsv, a tab-separated file that can be viewed as a text file or opened as a spreadsheet to view and manipulate the report. Multiple uncontrolled terms in a single record will report in a single tab-separated block, with the individual fields separated in the block by pipes ("|"). These can be used to further separate the cell in Excel if desired.

 

Übermacro Lite, Batch Version 1902
MacroDescription: This February 2019 version of the Music & Media Uber Macro is a simplified, batch-cataloging-dedicated version of more complex macros used in general cataloging by the Music & Media Metadata unit of the UC San Diego Metadata Services program. This macro will start at the beginning of a save file and perform the following operations on each record in the file:

  •  Apply the Control All macro command, to control all controllable headings in a record. As with manually applying this command, access points for persons that lack dates or qualifiers will not be controlled, nor will any headings for which there is not match in an authority file.
  •  Supply RDA relationship designator equivalents for 46 MARC relator codes. If there are multiple $4's the $e designators will be supplied in WEMI order and alphabetized. It may be necessary to do further work to supply more granular terms if the RDA term is not as specific as desired (e.g., "performer").
  •  Save the record and move on to the next record, until the end of file is reached.