Lost in Translation: Mapping, Loading, and Deleting Data from DCB to MeLCat

Tue Apr 18, 2023, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:

Free for all DCB MeLCat library staff

Class Description: If your library uses the DCB server for processing MeLCat requests and you are curious or would like a refresher on how your library's data is loaded into MeLCat, then this is the webinar for you. This webinar will briefly review how bibliographic and item data as well as patron data from DCB participating libraries is translated for MeLCat use through the use of local exports, record loads, and the mapping of local codes to equivalent MeLCat codes. A review of the ongoing maintenance required at the local library to keep the local records and the MeLCat records in sync, through updates and flagging of discards, will also be covered. This webinar is specifically for DCB libraries already live on MeLCat.

Audience: Staff of DCB MeLCat libraries

Registration Information:

  • You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering
  • The login and preparation email for the workshop will be sent prior to the training date
  • If you have not received your login and preparation email by noon of the day prior to the workshop, please email training@mcls.org to request it

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Jackie Licalzi

  • Gwen Haviland
  • 517-220-9950
Virtual Workshop via Zoom