Retrospective Conversion from Shelflist


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.

How Much Does Retrospective Conversion Cost?

Send us a sample of your shelflist and answer a few questions and we'll give you a quote. Click here for our questionnaire.  Or contact us for a fill-in-the-blank Word version.


Literature & Forms

Overview of Retrospective Conversion Services

Retro profileComplete and send to us to begin your conversion project

Retro profile guideHelpful in answering questions about how to fill in the retro profile
Shelflist Shipping InstructionsInstructions for preparing and shipping a shelflist for keyed retrospective conversion

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Keyed Retrospective Conversion: Yes, MARCIVE Still Does This (January 2011)

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