Is MarcEdit Open Source?

This question comes up periodically, as libraries rightfully evaluate the software or services that they utilize.  It’s a question I would ask, if I was being asked by my technical services staff to install and utilize the tool within my organization’s network as I’d want to have a good idea of the support network that …

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Adding Local/Custom Linked Data resolution to MarcEdit’s Linked Data tool

As libraries continue to move into the linked data spaces, one of the areas that I believe will become more and more important, is the ability to resolve against local control vocabularies.   These local vocabularies could be local to one’s institution, or they could be local to another institution, or, they could be large …

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Configuring an SRU Server

SRU, or Search and Retrieval via URL (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sru/), represents an alternative to Z39.50.  It provides a searchable method over HTTP to return different metadata serializations. Configuring SRU isn’t always as straightforward as setting up a server to work with Z39.50.  While Z39.50 utilizes a standard set of search and retrieval protocols, most SRU implementations do not.  …

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How to Submit a Bug Report

Let’s face it, MarcEdit is a complicated program.  It’s made up of a lot of different moving parts, with close to 100,000 lines of code.  Moreover, it has continually changed and evolved since 1999.  Add to that the ability to be run on multiple operating systems with different installers…there are just a lot of places …

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Managing Plugins in MarcEdit

Quick info: Installation Directory: Plugins are installed in the User Application Directory/plugins. Windows Example: C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\marcedit\plugins MacOS Example: /user/username/marcedit/plugins Version Support: Windows/Linux: MarcEdit 6+ MacOS: MarcEdit 2.2.40+ Available Plugins: AddPinyin (managed by Princeton) Requirements: MarcEdit 6+ Generate Cutters Requirements: MarcEdit 6+ Internet Archive to HathiTrust Packager Requirements: MarcEdit 6+, MarcEdit Mac 2.2.40+ MARC 2 Kbart Converter Requirements: …

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Automatic Updating Error Messages

This knowledge-base article relates to articles with errors like: “System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.   at MarcEdit.frmMain.DoUpdate(String URL)” “An error occurred.  You will need to download this file manually at: http://marcedit.reeset.net/downloads. Error: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of ‘xxxxx’ is not valid for ‘Value’…” “System.Exception….at MarcEdit.frmMain.DoUpdate(String URL)” There are a handful of …

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