The script's purpose is to check each record for existing MARC 260/264 subfield $a/$e values and 008 MARC Country Code value against a dataframe version of the RBMS/BSC Latin Place Names File, supply normalized geographic data in the MARC 752 field when possible, and output the results into three separate spreadsheets for review. Due to the flat structure of MARC, there are limitations to the use cases that can be handled strictly through an automated process. Use this script in consultation with rare materials catalogers and tweak the script according to your local cataloging policies regarding implementation of the MARC 752 field.
Date made available2019
Date of data productionNov 2019 - May 2020

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