20.1. Editing MARC Records

  1. To edit a MARC record, retrieve it on the catalogue. Once record is displayed on Record Details screen, select Actions for this RecordMARC Edit.


    You can set MARC Edit as default view by clicking Actions for this RecordSet bottom interface as Default. To revert to your default display from a different display, choose Actions for this RecordReset Display.

  2. MARC record is displayed. Use scroll bar on right to move record up and down on screen.

  3. Depending on your preference, you can select Stack subfields to change the way subfields are displayed.

  4. Now the subfields are in separate rows.

  5. To add or remove rows, or replace tags, click the Help button to find the keyboard shortcuts. Move the cursor to appropriate positon, then use the keyboard shortcut.


    Ctrl + F6 and CTRL + F7 may erase the content in exisiting 006 or 007 tag. It is strongly recommended you add these tags on the Flat-Text Editor.

  6. To work with the data in a tag simply click or Tab into required field.

  7. To call up the diacritic palette you can use keyboard shortcut: CTRL S.

  8. To edit indicators, click or Tab into required field and right click to view correct indicators and enter appropriate data.

  9. Once your edits are complete, click Save Record.

To access the Flat-Text Editor, select the checkbox in front of it. To switch back to the form editor, de-select it.


On Flat-Text Editor, each line stands for a tag. The tags, indicators and their values are at fixed positions. If there is no value at a position, you will see "\" as a spacing taker. For positionally defined tags, such as 007 or 008, you will see "\" in the field content area, too. You need to replace it with the content you want to put in, when necessary.

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