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Developer(s)Terry Reese
Initial releaseSeptember 2006
Stable release
6.2 / July 21, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-07-21)
Operating systemWindows
Available inEnglish
TypeLibrary and information science software

MarcEdit is a metadata editing software suite used primarily to create and manipulate MARC records. Originally developed by Terry Reese in 1999 for a major database cleanup project at Oregon State University, the software was subsequently released for wider use in the LIS field.[1] As of 2011, it was used in 143 different countries.[2]

Use cases[edit]

  • MarcEdit can be used with XSLT to retrieve records from remote servers via Z39.50 and then map their contents to another metadata schema.[3]
  • Catalogers who wish to read and write records in Worldcat can do so using MarcEdit's implementation of the OCLC Worldcat API to read and write records in Worldcat.[4]
  • MarcEdit can be used to batch-edit authority records.[5]
  • MarcEdit can add dereferencable URIs to bibliographic records that use authority control that uniquely identify the relevant authority record.[6]


  1. ^ Reese, Terry (14 March 2013). "About MarcEdit". MarcEdit Development. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. ^ Reese, Terry (3 February 2012). "Purposeful Development: Being Ready When Your Project Moves From 'Hobby' to Mission Critical". Code4Lib (16). ISSN 1940-5758.
  3. ^ Tripathi, Aditya (1 January 2003). "Metadata Crosswalks with MarcEdit using XSLT". Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  4. ^ Reese, Terry (21 July 2014). "Opening the Door: A First Look at the OCLC WorldCat Metadata API". Code4Lib (25). ISSN 1940-5758. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  5. ^ Finn, Mary (4 December 2008). "Batch-Load Authority Control Cleanup Using MarcEdit and LTI". Technical Services Quarterly. 26 (1): 44–50. doi:10.1080/07317130802225605.
  6. ^ Shieh, Jackie; Reese, Terry (25 January 2016). "The Importance of Identifiers in the New Web Environment and Using the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) in Subfield Zero ($0): A Small Step That Is Actually a Big Step". Journal of Library Metadata. 15 (3–4): 208–226. doi:10.1080/19386389.2015.1099981.

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