MARCit!--Unlocking the Secrets of Streamlined Serials Processing

* Are you struggling to keep up with the manual cataloging and linking of e-journals?

* Are overwhelmed by trying to obtain high-quality bibliographic records for the contents of aggregator databases?

* Do you find yourself on a bibliographic treadmill trying to keep your ever-changing serial records up-to-date?

*Are you haunted by URLs, OpenURLs, full-text, and broken link horror stories?

But...It doesn't have to be this way!

Join us for an online seminar and see how leading libraries worldwide are using MARCit! to save time and money, while providing users with a service that is better, cheaper, and faster!


  • Mark Dehmlow, Electronic Services Librarian, University of Notre Dame: Making MARCIt! Work for Notre Dame
    • Mark will present an abbreviated version of the exceptionally well-received session he gave in June at ELUNA. Mark will discuss the procedures for implementing MARCit! at the University Libraries of Notre Dame:
      • Retrieving MARCit! records from SFX
      • Generic framework for importing them into the catalog
      • Process design
  • Betsy Friesen, Technical Services Analyst, Technical Services/Library Enterprise Operations, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: E-Journals in the Catalog: Controlling Electronic Serials at the University of Minnesota
    • Two years ago, the University of Minnesota determined that the amount of time staff were spending on e-journal URL maintenance was not sustainable.  So the Library changed its serial cataloging policy from a single record (print and electronic) to a separate record policy and purchased the MARCit! service. 
    • A self-professed MARCit! believer, Betsy will discuss the Library's decision-making and record load processes, as well as staff response to the MARCit! service.
  • Tate Nunley, Account Executive, Ex Libris, Inc.: MARCit! Enhancements
    • Tate will provide a brief overview of the MARCit! Service and offer an update on some recent and forthcoming enhancements:
      • Changes to the matching algorithm, including institutional choice of print or electronic record formats
      • Semi-augmentation of brief records
      • New MARCit! reports
      • Choice of language (English or French)

How can you participate in the Webinar?

To participate in the webinar all you need is a networked computer with a sound card and speakers. Both audio and video will be delivered directly to your computer over the Internet.

For questions about the Webinar or registration, please email conferences@exlibrisgroup.com

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