MARC Global Intro


MARC Global is a ‘find and replace’ tool specifically designed for MARC files; it is based on our DOS-based product of the same name, which was first copyrighted in 1997.


MARC Global uses a self-guiding interface which walks you through the steps that are needed to find and replace data in your MARC records. There is a separate form or screen for each step. The six steps are:


·       Create a sub-set of records (optional)

·       Select a type of global change (delete a tag, move a subfield, change data in a tag, etc.)

·       Enter the global change parameters

·       Select the output options you would like

·       Confirm the selections made above

·       Run the global change and review the results


 At any point in these steps you can go back to any previous screen and change your options.  Click here: ‘How it works’ for a brief presentation that describes (with screen shots) the six simple steps used in every MARC Global session.


MARC Global should be a part of every library system administrator’s tool-kit.  Many catalogers will also want to add MARC Global to their arsenal of resources. We believe that anyone who has a good knowledge of MARC will be able to use MARC Global successfully and profitably.

You can download a 30-day free trial of MARC Global right now by going to the Download page and following the MARC Report/MARC Global Download instructions.

You can learn more about the program on its Features page, or at the program's wiki (if you like getting into the details).

System Requirements

MARC Global and MARC Report have the same system requirements