Friday, January 21, 2011

IMDB to MARC

Charles Ledvina has created another tool that might save some typing.
As creator of the Amazon-to-MARC converter I thought it would be apropos to do a project along the same lines for IMDB. The prototype is located at http://amazon.libcat.org/cgi-bin/imdb2marc.pl.

I am using Brian Fritz's API (http://imdbapi.com/) to populate the fields.

Here is a MARC (or should I say MARX) example of the motion picture "Horse Feathers" :

http://amazon.libcat.org/cgi-bin/imdb2marc.pl?kw=tt0023027

The only problem is that there is no material type or publisher, so, the 260 and the 300 are a bit suspect. As with the Amazon-to-Marc product you can also verify names.
From an e-mail sent to NGC4LIB.

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