Now handles fixed field data too!
Find all instances of a given string
in a particular tag/subfield or tag/position
and replace it with different text.
(Compatible with Horizon database
versions 5.3 through 7.4.)
Using techniques designed to minimize interference
with other library operations,
this tool allows you to make batch changes in your catalog.
This tool can allow you to make relatively painless switches
(e.g. "electronic resource" rather than "computer file"),
handle changes in cataloging practice
(e.g. remember the discussion of the notorious romanization
of the Cyrillic "ya" character?),
or make changes that affect local information.
Please inquire to see if it can assist with
the particular problem you have in mind--some
special characters must be handled quite carefully.
The latest version allows you to create
a table of records you wish to change
and have the program change only those records.
Using SQL you can use any type of criteria you need
to select just the records and text to modify.
Replace Tag Text retains information on changed records
so that reindexing (if necessary) of the affected records
Replace Tag Text can also preserve the original text
so you can undo the changes if there's a problem.
This is a graphical user-interface program
and is delivered via Java Web Start.
See the section on Java-based utility programs
for more information on how this works,
or try out the free Create Read-only Login utility
to see how it works.
More information about
the Replace Tag Text utility