Monday, November 28, 2011

Free Cataloging Software

JTacq freeware (http://www.jtdata.com/jtacq.html) though not intended as a
standalone cataloging module, has many cataloging features. With it you can
collect bibliographic data from different sources such as spreadsheets,
vendor supplied data, and Amazon. JTacq can then take this data and
automatically generate MARC records based on field maps that you define.
This capability can be very useful if you want to generate order records
for your ILS Acquisitions Module.
In addition it is able to retrieve MARC records from any Z39.50 enabled
source, including OCLC. It can easily add constant data to bib record and
it can batch delete "junk" fields. All bibliographic fields are fully
editable. If you need to edit bibliographic records outside of your ILS
Cataloging Module, JTacq is a good option.

(Source: Don Butterworth on Autocat, Nov., 2011)

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