Re: Batch deleting records from OCLC
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- Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 12:45:24 -0600
- From: Josh Stompro <stomproj at larl dot org>
- Subject: Re: Batch deleting records from OCLC
You can also list instead of export (this method works with a basic text
editor like wordpad or notepad).
Select only the oclc number for listing and check the box next to
"Display labels for variable-length fields"
Send the list to your email address.
Open email, ctrl-a to select all text and copy it into a wordpad document.
Use the replace function to replace the label before each oclc number
with a '#'. Also do a replace on the '.' that is inserted after each
number. And then delete the line breaks by hand. And if you are using
an editor that support regex's you can replace all the blank lines with
returns to get rid of the page breaks. jedit is a free editor that
support regex searches.
If you want to use export then you can set all the delimiters to none.
Export the file as a txt and load it into jedit or another editor that
supports regex. Search for '^' (beginning of a line) and replace with
'#'. Then search for '#\n' and replace with '' (blank) to get rid of
the lines with # all by themselves.
Regular expressions are you friend.
Koch, Paul wrote:
Has anyone found a way to batch delete bibliographic records of
withdrawn titles from OCLC using create lists and OCLC Connexion; that
is, without having to manually enter each search key or modify it? I
seem to be missing a piece. Our procedure is to :
1. Supress the record in Millennium using a withdrawl code.
2. Periodically, create a list of "withdrawn" items.
3. In Create lists, create an export file specifying OCLC# as the
element to be exported. If the text delimiter is set to none, a pure
list of numbers is generated. Millennium will create a .txt file that
can be read by OCLC Connexion.
4. In Connexion under the Batch>Enter bibliographic search keys one
can import a .txt file of search keys.
5. In order for Connexion to search by OCLC number each line must be
preceded by the # sign.
I have not found a way to enter the # sign except by editing each line
manually. Has anyone found a way, or setting, to enter a # sign in
batch mode, or, found another work around? Can Millennium be set to add
the # sign when exporting?
6. Set items to delete holdings (this can be done as a batch on the
summary screen) and run batch process in Connexion.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
Paul G. Koch
Electronic/Technical Services Librarian
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, Wis. 54935
mailto: pkoch at mariancollege dot edu
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