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 <sand...@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:

And this blog post includes the SQL queries that we use to generate
those heading lists in the first place:

It's not a perfect process, but it is free (our favorite price). :-)


On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 8:50 AM, Tina Ji <tina...@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
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Support Specialist
BC Libraries Co-operative

Jane Sandberg
Electronic Resources Librarian
Linn-Benton Community College
sand...@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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