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Automating Metadata Manipulation with MarcEdit

  • 07 Jun 2018
  • 08 Jun 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • 07 Jun 2018, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 08 Jun 2018, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Pence Law Library | Washington College of Law | Washington, DC 20016
  • 13


Registration is open!

To allow more individuals the opportunity to attend, the same material will be presented on two separate days. Registrants will sign up for either the June 7 workshop or the June 8 workshop.
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Automating Metadata Manipulation with MarcEdit

Capitol Hall Room 117 (Thursday)
Warren Building Room N100C (Friday)
Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

June 7 and 8
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

This all-day workshop will provide hands-on instruction to automate the creation, manipulation, and enhancement of library metadata using MarcEdit. The workshop will cover basic and advanced functionality, making it appropriate for both new and experienced users of MarcEdit. Some basic knowledge of MarcEdit is ideal, but certainly not required.  Participants will learn about MarcEdit’s basic and advanced-level functions, including but not limited to batch editing tools, automating task lists, Regular Expressions, and the Linked Data tool. Through hands-on exercises based on a large scale metadata clean-up project completed at American University, participants will gain practical experience applying these functions and tools to large batches of invalid MARC records. Through the creation of task lists and customizations of MarcEdit tools, users will automate the transformation of these records into valid, RDA, linked data enabled MARC records. Participants will leave the session with demonstrated proficiency in MarcEdit and reusable, automated task lists and tools to improve metadata at their own institutions.


Dom Bortruex is the Manager of Metadata & Resource Description at American University. As an adjunct professor of Library and Information Science at Dominican University and Kent State University, Dom teaches courses to prepare future librarians for the evolving field of cataloging, metadata, and information science. Past courses include Coding for Information Professionals, Tools for Technical Services, Metadata for Digital Collections, and Information Organization. Additionally, Dom is an editor for Emerald Insight’s Library Hi Tech Journal. Dom’s research interests include linked data applications, quality control efficiencies, and promoting diversity within librarianship.


Registration is $80 and is limited to 25 participants each day.  Due to limited seating, registration will be limited to PTPL members until May 17th.  If you are not a member and are interested in reserving a place on the wait list, contact Linda Wirth.

Please register and pay online by credit card/PayPal or register online and pay by check. Registration will open on May 7, 2018 and remain open until June 4, 2018 or until all slots are filled. For questions about registration or for information about paying by check, please contact Linda Wirth (Treasurer) via e-mail at or by phone (703) 978-0831.

Computers:  Participants will need to bring their own laptops and with MarcEdit already installed.  Information about downloading and installing the latest version of MarcEdit can be found here:


Breakfast and lunch are not provide but there are various dining options in and around the Pence Law Library.


The workshop will be in room N100C, the Legal Skills and Practical Research Lab on the first floor of the Pence Law Library, Warren Building. Directions to the campus can be found here:

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