Database Cleanup


re the problems in your database keeping you up at night? If you’re not sure how to tackle a database cleanup, give us a call. We’ll conduct a database evaluation at no charge and with no obligation.

All you have to do is send us at least 50 bibliographic records and a Database Remediation Analysis Request and we’ll send you back an evaluation of your database’s problems — what errors are evident from the sample and how they can be fixed. We’ll also provide an estimate for the cost of fixing the problems. Fixes may include:


Many catalogs are in a relatively good shape but can benefit from Authorities Processing to:

  • update and name, subjects, and other headings consistent across your catalog.
  • bring obsolete MARC content up to current standards.
  • provide the benefits of cross-references to your patrons.

Learn more about MARCIVE’s Authority Processing services.

Brief Record Upgrade

Just because a record is in your database doesn’t mean it’s complete. With our Brief Record Upgrade Service, we’ll compare your database to the LC database and update incomplete records with subject headings and other critical data. We’ll also add your local information to the record. If a match isn’t found, we’ll fix as much as we can.

When the record upgrades are complete we’ll run your entire database through Authorities Processing to make sure everything is consistent.

Learn more about MARCIVE’s Brief Record Upgrade service.

Custom Cleanup

Have you inherited a database that was built with less than thorough standards? Has your cataloging got a little out of hand? Or do you need someone to look at your database and consult with you on how to best move forward and improve it? MARCIVE’s experienced team of database experts can help with all of these issues — and more!

Whatever help you need with your database we can likely provide. If your needs aren’t met by our standard Database Cleanup services get in touch with us and we’ll work with you to develop a custom solution that fits your unique situation.


MARCIVE Enhances the U.S. Catalog of Government Publications
See the announcement from GPO's FDLP News & Events 

Illegal aliens: Part 2

New Year.  New Priorities.

LC changed the "Illegal alien" subject heading, among others.  Now what?

Go paperless!  In the coming year, we will no longer mail paper invoices.  Contact us with the email you want us to use for electronic invoicing.

15 new libraries to be added to the Cataloging Record Distribution Program for FREE cataloging

Need solutions for dealing with headings such as "Illegal Aliens"?  Learn how we assisted one customer.

Presentation on how our Comprehensive Notification Service can work in SirsiDynix Symphony.

New! QLSP Spanish language subject heading verification

New URI Enrichment Option

MARCIVE's Authorities Processing and RDA Conversion Services received Platinum distinction in the 2021 MLA Awards. Learn more.

Interested in learning more about outsourced authority control in the Ex Libris Alma system?  See our recent webinar from a current customer.

More about FAST headings

Alternative to FTP?  Yes!

On-Demand Webinar: Making eRecords More Findable

Need to send out an RFP for data remediation and authorities processing?  See our newly revised template.

Not able to do backfile authorities processing just now?  Explore your options.

New!  FAST access point creation

New!  Updated version of MarciveWeb SELECT released

Copying & pasting can cause havoc in MARC records

MARCIVE provides metadata conversion for catalog visibility

Looking for a new authorities vendor?  Contact us to learn about your various options.

MARCIVE Services for ExLibris Libraries : Consortium or Standalone

NEW!  Option for 34X fields creation during RDA conversion

MARCIVE Participates in GPO Webinar

Success story for LeRoy Collins Leon County

Added Benefits of Comprehensive Notification (CNS)

FAST Headings Now Examined

Lexile Beginning Reader Measures More Granular

Comprehensive Notification Service

Webinar to Help Complete the CRDP Profile

Options for Genre Terms

Check out our BLOG!

Why do RDA Conversion?

Check out revised sample RFP for authorities processing  here

MARCIVE provides RDA conversion for diverse libraries

Considering a backfile authorities processing project?
Check out our Backfile Authorities FAQ


Literature & Forms

Database Remediation Analysis Request

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Start your free Database Analysis today!

Just download our Database Remediation Analysis Request. Send it, along with at least 50 bibliographic records, to [email protected]. We'll do the rest — free of charge!