We use Sirsi/Dynix’s Unicorn library management system. Unicorn’s SmartPort does provide access to outside databases and lets us download the records into our own database, but it does not let us do batch searches. BookWhere’s Batch search is great. It is the most effective way for us to locate and copy the records we need.
MARC Notepad lets us do quick record cleanup, stripping out other libraries’ holdings tags and adding our own. The macro function enables us to use a single key stroke to clean batches of records or edit GMDs in the time it would take us to edit one record manually. We’re very pleased with our increased productivity.