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CASPR Introduces New MARC Companion Database

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CASPR Introduces New MARC Companion Database

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CASPR Library Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of LibraryWorld MARC Companion, the "missing content" in library automation that makes it easy to do retrospective conversion. MARC Companion is a database of over 2.2 million MARC records and is fully integrated into all versions of CASPR's LibraryWorld library automation product.

MARC Companion is designed to retrieve MARC records by Author, Title, ISBN, or LCCN fields. Simply add a new record, enter the appropriate search data, and click "Lookup." The record is then placed directly into the user's own library database.

No matter which version of LibraryWorld is purchased, the MARC Companion database will get a user's library up and running quickly or update brief records with high-quality ones, according to the announcement.

All new LibraryWorld customers will automatically receive the MARC Companion database. At the same time, thousands of CASPR's existing LibraryWorld customers will receive the same database with their spring software upgrade.

MARC Companion consists of 2.2 million USMARC records purchased by CASPR on a semiannual basis from the Library of Congress. …

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