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This webinar will show users how to leverage the free Google Sheets Add-on called MatchMARC to retrieve OCLC records based on user criteria. Advantages of using MatchMARC over OCLC’s Connexion will be highlighted. Examples of workflows made possible by the spreadsheet environment and MARC record delivery will be given. OCLC membership is needed to use this tool.
MatchMARC is a tool written by presenter Michelle Suranofsky. It was initially designed for a specific cataloging project in 2018. Since then its functionality has expanded for broader use cases at Lehigh University and other university library users who have made requests.
Source code: https://github.com/suranofsky/tech-services-g-sheets-addon
At the end of this webinar, the attendees will be able to:
- Add MatchMarc to Google Sheets as an add-on
- Set up an OCLC API Key
- Use MatchMarc’s options for record retrieval and delivery
- Set up search criteria in the Sheets environment
- Understand the benefits of MatchMARC over OCLC’s Connexion as well as the drawbacks
- Assess whether MatchMARC could help workflow efficiencies at attendees’ institutions
Who Should Attend
This webinar is geared towards cataloging and metadata staff.
Lisa McColl is the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Lehigh University. Lisa has had the privilege of working with colleagues at Lehigh and around the world on two open source ILL projects, first OLE, and now FOLIO. Prior to working at Lehigh, Lisa was a cataloging instructor for Clarion University of Pennsylvania’s ALA accredited Library Science Program.
Michelle Suranofsky is a Sr. Analyst on the Library Technology team at Lehigh University. Michelle has participated in the development of both FOLIO and Project Reshare. MatchMARC is just one of many time-saving and innovative programs Michelle has written at Lehigh.
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