This new version of the James API supports character conversions from ANSEL to UCS/Unicode. It is now possible to use the James API to write MARC to XML conversion programs with Unicode support.
With the James API programs that involve MARC records can be written simply by implementing methods in the MARC event handler interface.
A new program called MarcXmlWriter demonstrates the use of SAX (Simple API for XML) event handlers within MARC event handlers to convert MARC21 records to XML. MarcXmlWriter is also available for download as a JAR file that can be used as a command-line utility for MARC21 to XML conversions.
James (Java MARC Events) is written in Java and published under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.
Downloads and additional information, including Javadoc documentation, can be found at www.bpeters.com.