marc is a ruby library for reading and writing MAchine Readable Cataloging (MARC). More information about MARC can be found at <http://www.loc.gov/marc>.

USAGE

  require 'marc'

  # reading records from a batch file
  reader = MARC::Reader.new('marc.dat')
  for record in reader
    # print out field 245 subfield a
    puts record['245']['a']
  end

  # creating a record
  record = MARC::Record.new()
  record.append(MARC::DataField.new('100', '0',  ' ', ['a', 'John Doe']))

  # writing a record
  writer = MARC::Writer.new('marc.dat')
  writer.write(record)
  writer.close()

  # writing a record as XML
  writer = MARC::XMLWriter.new('marc.xml')
  writer.write(record)
  writer.close()

INSTALLATION

If you are looking at this file you may want to be able to install the code. First you’ll need to test:

  rake test

then build the gem:

  rake package

and install the versioned gem:

  gem install pkg/marc-x.x.x.gem

AUTHORS

Kevin Clarke <ksclarke@gmail.com> Bill Dueber <bill@dueber.com> William Groppe <will.groppe@gmail.com> Ross Singer <rossfsinger@gmail.com> Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>

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