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Inmagic, Information Transform introduce MARC Transformer for Windows

Press Release: Inmagic, Inc. [April 30, 1998]

Copyright (c) 1998 Inmagic, Inc.

Woburn, MA—Inmagic, Inc., the leading developer of library automation software for special libraries, and Information Transform, Inc., the developer of MITINET/marc software, announce the availability of the MARC Transformer for Windows. The product is designed to streamline the process of creating an online catalog.

The MARC Transformer eliminates the need to manually enter bibliographic and serials information because it translates files in MARC communications format directly into ASCII files, which can then be loaded into an Inmagic DB/TextWorks database. Additionally, users can convert information exported from a DB/TextWorks database into the MARC format, enabling an easy exchange of data with other libraries.

According to Information Transform's Hank Epstein, excellent feedback from field testers helped shape the product. "Many of the field testers provided us with samples of MARC records Lheyve confronted, including many not-quite-standard forms of MARC records that we'd never seen before from vendors, other agencies, web sites and library automation systems. We were able to add additional features to the Transformer to accommodate these records in most cases."

The MARC Transformer, priced at US$250, is sold exclusively by Inmagic, Inc. and its Authorized Business Partners. Technical support is provided by Information Transform, with one free hour of initial support included in the purchase price.

About Inmagic

Founded in 1983, Inmagic is a leading developer of software for special libraries. Its Windows-based DB/TextWorks is highlighted by rapid and precise searching, unlimited field lengths, and the ability to easily write customized reports. A companion Library Guide provides a ready-to-use framework for automating a library while maintaining flexibility.

For publishing information on the Internet or an intranet, Imiiagic offers DB/Text WebPublisher.

The company has also jointly developed intranet navigation products with Lycos, Inc., the DB/Text Intranet Spider and the free Lycos Site Spider. Visit for more information or call 1-800-229-TEXT (8398)/781-938-4442.

About Information Transform, Inc.

Information Transform, Inc. (ITI), was founded in 1977 and is the developer of the MITINET/marc software used in all types of libraries to create original MARC records, to edit existing records, and to clean up local bibliographic databases and MARC records imported from other sources. With MITINET/marc, users create MARC records without the need to learn MARC and AACR2 rules. The software automatically corrects ISBD punctuation, non-filing indicators, GMDs and many types of MARC structural errors. Additional cataloging tools provided in MITINET/marc include a spelling checker, catalog card and label printing, and global editing.

Visit, send email to, or call 1-800-824-6272/ 608-270-1102 for more information.

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Publication Year:1998
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 30, 1998
Publisher:Inmagic, Inc.
Place of Publication:Woburn, MA
Company: Information Transform, Inc.
Inmagic, Inc.
Products: MARC Transformer
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:7775
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00