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Volume 19, Issue 1 January 2002
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Follett Software Integrates MARC Magician Data Cleanup into Library Automation System

Follett Software Co., a provider of K-12 library automation software, and MITINET/marc have announced plans to integrate MITINET/marc's MARC Magician library record cleanup into Follett's Catalog Plus v5.0, which is to be released early this year. According to the announcement, Follett Software is the only K-12 vendor to feature seamless integration between MARC Magician and its library automation software.

With this integration, library media specialists will be able to clean up MARC (Machine Readable Catalog) bibliographic records more easily by seamlessly transferring them between their Catalog Plus database and MARC Magician's automated record cleanup application. Users need to install both MARC Magician and Catalog Plus v5.0 to enable the integration to occur.

"Now even novice catalogers will be able to clean up and maintain their bibliographic records through this seamless integration," said Tom Schenck, president of Follett Software. "Once the records are cleaned up, students and patrons will be able to find what they're looking for faster and easier, and libraries can be sure they're offering the best access to resources."

According to the announcement, Catalog Plus for Windows is the top-rated library automation cataloging solution that helps library media specialists create and maintain premium MARC 21 records. With practical, built-in cataloging tools, it helps create and maintain databases of the highest quality, giving students quick and safe access to the best possible resources.

The MARC Magician Windows-based MARC record cleanup software maximizes patron or student search results by combining automatic MARC record repair, comprehensive global editing, and error checking without having to memorize MARC codes and rules. Designed to clean up individual records or entire MARC 21 databases, MARC Magician makes time-consuming record cleanup an easy, automatic process.

Source: Follett Software Co., McHenry, IL, 800/323-3397; http://www.fsc.follett.com.

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