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Humanist Archives: Aug. 20, 2019, 8:55 a.m. Humanist 33.200 - a conversion tool

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 200.
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        Date: 2019-08-19 19:45:13+00:00
        From: Dr. Herbert Wender 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.196: a conversion tool?

"MARCMaker accepts files from most text editors and word processors (e.g.,
WordPerfect) and converts information to the MARC record structure. The program
requires only that bibliographic data bepresented a certain way so that the
correct MARC structure and data separators (e.g., delimiters) can be generated.
The interpretation by MARCMaker of explicit flags in the source data is how the
proper MARC record structure is generated.
MARCMaker is very flexible. Anyone with access to even the simplest of computers
can create source cataloging records that can be transformed into structurally
sound MARC records. The companion program MARCBreaker can be used to take a file
of MARC records and convert them into a text file configured the way MARCMaker


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>  Date: 2019-08-18 10:42:46+00:00
>  From: Dr. Hartmut Krech 
>  Subject: Conversion tool for bibliographic references

Apologies for the profane nature of my question which seems to be more
ubiquitous than the meager Google search results suggest. My problem: I
have a bibliography of several hundred sources as a vintage MS Word file
built without the Manage Sources feature of recent versions of MS Word.
I would like to mass import these sources into MS Word or Zotero in
order to expand the list and re-format the entries according to
different citation styles. Do you know of a handy desktop tool or
work-flow to convert between a simple text file of the sources and the
MS Word Master List or a Zotero database file? Thanks in advance for any

Best regards,
Hartmut Krech

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