Preconference: MarcEdit

This half day workshop will use the Library Carpentry curriculum to introduce attendees to MarcEdit. Sometimes referred to as the Swiss Army knife of library data, MarcEdit makes profiling, cleaning, and managing library bibliographic data easier and more efficient. Using the Library Carpentry beta curriculum, attendees will learn where MarcEdit can be used to enhance and automate common library workflows, how to perform basic tasks, and where to find more information and help. Attendees will participate in discussions and hands-on exercises.
No previous experience with MarcEdit is required. Requirements: Participants must have a laptop with a Mac or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) where they can install MarcEdit or have the application installed beforehand by their institution’s IT. Setup instructions will be provided to attendees before the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn what MarcEdit is and what this application can do
  • Attendees will be able to identify tasks or workflows in their current role where MarcEdit can be used to improve bibliographic data management
  • Attendees will learn how to use MarcEdit to manage library bibliographic data
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Oct 19 2023


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm




  • Abigail Sparling
    Serials Metadata Librarian, University of Alberta

    Abigail Sparling is the Serials Metadata Librarian at the University of Alberta Library. Abigail is passionate about leveraging technology to improve resource description, management & discovery, which she explores in her work as a Carpentries instructor & and through roles in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and Share-VDE.

  • Jennifer Eustis
    Jennifer Eustis
    Metadata Librarian, UMass Amherst

    Jennifer Eustis is a Metadata Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has over 15 years experience working with metadata and in particular electronic resources.