Thursday, July 21, 2005

MARC Content Designation Utilization

The MARC Content Designation Utilization (MCDU) project has posted 2 documents.
  • MCDU Project MARC Records Dataset: Decomposition Specification, Database Design, and Parser Software
    This document provides information about the MARC dataset, the specifications for decomposing the MARC record, the design of the database to hold the decomposed records, and the parsing software that was designed to decompose the records and load the data to the database.
  • Validation Procedures for MARC Record Parsing Software
    This document describes the procedures for testing the parsing scripts used to decompose the MARC records. A sample of the raw MARC records from the dataset and the resulting parsed records are subjected to the validation procedures detailed below to verify the integrity of the software and ascertain that the data from the MARC records are correctly represented prior to loading into the database.

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