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Solutions for Data Conversion

We speak acronym: MARC, RAD, EAD, LCSH, XML, CSV.

Most of our projects involve some form of data conversion, performed once, or as part of an ongoing flow of data from one system to another.

We start a data conversion task by anlaysing the sources and destination and developing a metadata crosswalk - a mapping of information from one to the other, noting transformations needed or issues to be resolved. We review this with you and refine until we have a final plan for converting your data. The actual data conversion can be done on a trial basis before the final, live conversion takes place.

We have a variety of tools we use to quickly, accurately and efficiently convert data.

We love a challenge, so bring us your data in any form and we'll look at ways to clean it up and convert it to any new system. And be sure to check out posts in our blog about data conversion projects.

Typical Conversions

We can convert that.

  •  Extract records from other library and archival databases for import into DB/TextWorks, VuFind, Omeka or our Andornot Discovery Interface.
  •  Move MARC records both into and out of DB/TextWorks or other systems.
  •  Export data from MS Access, MS SQL, FileMaker and other database management systems.
  •  Extract full text from PDFs and other documents.
  •  Import/export XML using XSLTs, python or PowerShell to transform data.
  •  Import/export Excel spreadsheets, Word documents and other non-database file formats.

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