Learn about: Using RIMMF. Tutorial #13, Import a Bib record from a library catalog (LC)

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about importing a Bib record from the LC Catalog directly, i.e., not using <F3>.


Alternate: Use a pre-built folder

If you want to jump to this tutorial without doing the previous tutorials, follow the "Download Web Folder" instructions and download the following folder from our website:

If you intend to use this file to proceed through the remaining tutorials, 
  remember that it is located in your '\RIMMF3\imports\zip' folder.

Find and Export a Bib Record from the LC Catalog (not using <F3>)

  • Stay at the Main Menu
If you cannot find a hit in the LC database for something, using <F3>
  you can go to the LC public catalog directly and download a MARC record 
  and import that record to RIMMF.

You can also follow these steps to get records from any catalog
  that allows export of MARC records from the public catalog
  or from which you have cataloging access, and so can export
  a MARC record (e.g., from OCLC, if you are a member)
  • Open the record for: “I saw three ships : a magical Christmas tale / by Elizabeth Goudge ; illustrated by Margot Tomes.”
  • Click the <Save Record> option (far left of the screen)
  • Save format: MARC (Unicode/UTF-8)
    • Click <Save>
  • Save the record to somewhere where you can find it easily (e.g., your Desktop)
Unless you rename it, a record that you export from the LC catalog
  will be called 'records.mrc'.

Import the Bib Record

  • Find the record
  • Drag and drop the record onto the RIMMF Main form
Notice that this process works exactly like an <F3> import does,
  and we are going to import 2 records: 
  Contributor, and Manifestation;
  and create 2 records:
  Work, Expression;
  and link to Author (which we already have)
  • Click the down arrow by the <Import> button
    • Select <Selected records>
    • Click <OK> for '4 records imported'

Check the Manifestation

  • Double-click on the Manifestation heading in the R-Tree
  • View the source record:
    • <Ctrl+Alt+S>
Notice that the Statement of Responsibility is nicely
  split into two statements (because of the semicolon ( ; )
Everything else in the record looks fine.

Check the Expression

  • Go to the Expression ([E] button)
Look at the MARC record, to see whether there is anything 
  you could add or edit in the Expression data.
Notice "music" in the  300$b 
  • Add another 'Content Type' element to the Expression:
    • Put your cursor on 'Content Type'
    • <F2>
    • In the new Text box, type: “notated
    • Choose 'notated music' from the list
If you feel that the illustrations could also warrant another
  'Content Type', then add 'still image' as a third 'Content Type'
  • Add another 'Content Type' element to the Expression:
    • Put your cursor on 'Content Type'
    • <F2>
    • In the new Text box, type: “still
    • Choose 'still image' from the list
  • Save the record

Check the Work

  • Go to the Work
Notice that RIMMF brought over the 521
  as 'Intended Audience';
  and brought over one subject heading 
  and two classification numbers 
  as subject relationships.

View the R-Tree

  • Click <R-Tree>, from the Work record
  • Expand the Expression
  • Switch to the R-Tree for the Goudge record
    • <right-click> on the Goudge heading
    • choose <R-Tree this>
Notice that all of the relationship labels are correctly given
  as 'Author of'

End this Tutorial

  • Close everything

If you are finished playing with RIMMF for now, close RIMMF. If you want to proceed, go to Tutorial #14

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