[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] look for LCSH MARC records

Tina Ji tina.ji at bc.libraries.coop
Thu Nov 2 12:55:29 EDT 2017

Hi Jane,

I want to say thank you so much! I went through your blog. My  
colleague, Mark, tried your script. We successfully downloaded a few  
records from LOC. But it took so long, due to LOC's restriction.

I am properly too ambitious at the moment. I am hoping a fresh start.  
The linking and indexing is a lengthy process. If I can not get it  
done this way, I may have to cherry pick and download from LOC.

Again, thank you so much! Your blog provided enormous help to me.


Quoting Jane Sandberg <sandbej at linnbenton.edu>:

> Hi Tina,
> We do the following:
> * Use SQL queries to generate a list of headings in the catalog
> * Use a script to pull all those headings from LOC into one huge MARC file
> * Upload that MARC file into Evergreen
> Here's the script we use; improvements are very welcome:
> https://github.com/sandbergja/dlc_authority_fetcher
> And this blog post includes the SQL queries that we use to generate
> those heading lists in the first place:
> http://sandbergja.github.io/systems/2017/07/19/authority-control-in-eg
> It's not a perfect process, but it is free (our favorite price). :-)
>   -Jane
> On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 8:50 AM, Tina Ji <tina.ji at bc.libraries.coop> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> We've been exploring authority control and planning to apply it. We have an
>> old version of LCSH (over 10 years). We hope to start with a newer version.
>> I found only meta records on LOC website. Downloading from LOC seems
>> infeasible, considering the amount. We also do not have the budget to engage
>> an vendor to do it for us now. I wonder whether anyone knows where to find
>> LCSH MARC records, or anyone may share with us.
>> Any information will be appreciated.
>> Thank you
>> Tina Ji
>> --
>> Tina Ji
>> 1-888-848-9250 ext 1014
>> Support Specialist
>> BC Libraries Co-operative
> --
> Jane Sandberg
> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Linn-Benton Community College
> sandbej at linnbenton.edu / 541-917-4655
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Tina Ji
1-888-848-9250 ext 1014
Support Specialist
BC Libraries Co-operative

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