MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloguing) format is a data format that is used by library applications or for the transfer of data among libraries.
If you open a MARC file it will be hard for anybody to read it. Handy Library does not add data from MARC files that are in the machine-readable form.
The MARC file should be converted to a human readable mnemonic form. From this file you can transfer data to our Handy Library Manager.
Important: one MARC field should be listed in one line.
I am currently trying to import MARC files into our new Handy Library Manager program. The MARC files when opened in Notepad are not one item per line. I read on your site that you could convert this file for us, so that we can import it? Who would I send this to for converting?
Answer: Please send original MARC file to us, we will convert the file to the text mnemonic form (human readable form).
We have a MARC export from Follett library that we used to use. Can you help convert it into a format that we can import into Handy Library Manager? We just downloaded the free trial and would like to see if it will work for small church library.
Answer: We already processed hundreds of data conversions (marc to handy); the service is free; please send your library marc file to us.
Question: Is there a way to export my Marc records? I am trying to upload the Marc records into an online testing program students use so they can see if the book they are testing on is in the library.
Answer: We do not want to support the MARC format for data entry. It would complicate the data entry and the application. The MARC format is very complex, only library personnel with a degree in the library field know how to follow the complicated rules, and this is why many of our new customers decided to switch to our library system. We provide free transfer of data from MARC files to our software.
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