Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Changes and Updates to Naxos MARC.XML - Updated 10.23.13

Since the launch of the complete Naxos Music Library and Naxos Music Library-Jazz MARC.xml, we've received some great feedback!  Below I've provided a change-log, as well as some screenshots.  These changes were made to allow for the .XML to be batch (and singly) imported into MarcEdit easier.

The URL's for download have been updated, and are included below, as well as on our previous blog post.

Download Links

Previous .xml will reference utf-16 encoding, and not include any style schema
Previous .xml will include extra white space, thus creating a new line in some cases.  We've removed this to allow for ease of import via MarcEdit

We added some .xml schema specifications, and altered the UTF encoding from utf-16 to utf-8

We updated the 856 field and removed the white space causing a newline (error) in some cases


1. "utf=16", changed to "utf=8"
2.  Added -  <... xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="">
3. White space/Newline removed from 856 field

Batch Conversion of (Naxos) .xml to .mrc
We've also had folks inquire about the general process for "batch conversion of MARC .xml to .mrc. The process for that, as it pertains to the Naxos MARC .xml, is included below with screenshots.  

While we at Naxos excel at many things, the use and intricacies of MarcEdit are not among them.  If you have specific MarcEdit function questions, you are best served directing them to the appropriate party/parties.

In MarcEdit's "MARC Tools" module:
1.  Click Tools, then Batch Process Records

This process may differ depending on the version of MarcEdit you have installed.  For further information, consult the MarcEdit help section.

2. Find and select the folder that contains the entire .xml for import.  In my example to the right, the file is titled "Small Sample". 

Your filename will likely be "NML-MARC-XML-US" - or something very similar. 

Lastly - be sure to enter ".xml", without the quotes,  in the File Types box.

3. Select the function you're interested in having MarcEdit perform. 

In our case, it's "MARCXML to MARC".

Once complete, your screen should look similar to the one to the left.

4. Viola!  You should now see a folder titled "processed_files" in either your specified location, or within the previous folder selected.   

If your conversion was successful, not only will you receive a confirmation from MarcEdit, but also the files should look similar to the right.  Again, I used a small sub-section of the records for our purposes here.


Special Thanks:
As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime. 

Here's to many successful conversions!

Nick D'Angiolillo
Manager, Naxos Online Libraries
Naxos of America, Inc.
615.465.3836 (direct)

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