Brief Record Upgrade

Written by Emily Garner on July 9, 2010. Posted in Conversion

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igrating to a new system is exciting but it also sheds light on all of the errors, work-arounds and inconsistencies in your current system. Start off on the right foot in your new system by letting MARCIVE update all of your records and establish consistency throughout the database.

Every migration project is different so the MARCIVE team will evaluate your current database and make recommendations for improvement prior to importing it into your new system.  An integrated library system (ILS) data migration is an excellent time to make the data consistent and add value with different forms of enrichment.

Enrichment (Table of Contents, Fiction/Biography, and Summaries) can be added conveniently and affordably during a Brief Record Upgrade (BRU) project. Reading notes (Lexile Measures®, Accelerated Reader, and Reading Counts!) can be added for free.

All BRU projects include authorities processing at no additional cost.  In fact, sometimes the only service your database needs is Authorities Processing.  We will propose the most cost-effective database cleanup needed, whether BRU, authority control, enrichment, custom processing, or a combination.

We also offer library conversion from paper documents such as shelflist catalog cards or printed lists.  For more information, see our Retrospective Conversion page. We have done a number of projects in which part of the conversion was from a Microsoft Excel file and another part was from shelflist cards.

Retrospective Conversion from Shelflist

Written by Emily Garner on July 9, 2010. Posted in Conversion

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s your library just starting to automate? MARCIVE can work from shelflist to create accurate, current MARC records for your entire collection.

Even if your system is already largely automated you may have portions of your collection that were not integrated during the initial automated process. Use our Retrospective Conversion services to get your whole collection automated so that patrons can access at a single search point.

Enrichment (Table of Contents, Fiction/Biography, and Summaries) can be added conveniently and affordably at the same time. Reading notes (Lexile Measures®, Accelerated Reader, and Reading Counts!) can be added for free.