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Information Transform, Inc. Announces MI TINE T/marc 5.11

Magazine article Information Today

Information Transform, Inc. Announces MI TINE T/marc 5.11

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Information Transform, Inc., developer of the popular MARC cataloging software program MITINET/marc, has announced the new upgrade version 5.11, which includes automatic MARC record repair and global editing. MITINET/marc is the only software to incorporate these powerful new features that greatly improve record accuracy, make searching records more effective, and save users time when they clean up and edit their library databases, according to the company.

MARC records are repaired automatically as users import MARC databases and MARC records from other outside sources into MITINET/marc. The software corrects ISBD punctuation, non-filing indicators, GMD (General Materials Designation), structural problems, and many other common errors found in the leader and control fields (007 and 008). MITINET/marc even provides warnings for serious structural errors in the MARC records that were fixed but need to be reviewed. Users can make other corrections, make additions to the records, check the spelling, and then export the upgraded records to their library automation system.

The new global editing features make record clean-up easy and more efficient by giving users the ability to make changes to a whole group of records at once, according to Information Transform. Users can update subject heading terms with the find-and-replace text command, make corrections to control fields, add or delete entire fields and subfields with text, and correct records that were cataloged using the wrong format. …

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