Tuesday, March 07, 2006

MARC to XML

The Library of Congress has made an updated version of their MARC to XML Conversion Tool available.
Mrc2xml.pl is a perl program that converts a file of MARC records to XML. The resulting XML markup will reflect the MARC tags and subfields that occur in the input file of MARC records. The output file will be well-formed XML but not necessarily valid XML (i.e valid when parsed against the DTD mrcbfile.dtd). The DTD reflects only the tags present in MARC 21 (including obsolete tags). So, for instance, any 9XX local fields will cause validation to fail.

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