Tuesday, June 15, 2004

OAI 2 MARC

Is anyone using a script to take the results for an OAI search and turn it into a the skeleton of a MARC record? OAI is based on the Dublin Core, so the crosswalk is there. There are some rich bibliographical databases available via OAI, so the resources are there. The XML version of a record seems simple enough for even a script kitty to write some Perl to change it into basic MARC. It could save some typing or even be used to add minimal level records to a catalog.

To see the raw XML do a search at MyOAI and just select XML view for any result.

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