NEWBOOKS generates MARC records for library suppliers and publishers or supplies them directly per ftp to libraries and library consortia.
For Library Suppliers
MARC records are vital to library suppliers because they are often requested by their library customers in parallel with an order record. When a library supplier uses our Approval Plan System, they can offer their library customers a corresponding MARC service.
For Libraries & Library Consortia
Libraries have the option to be supplied directly with MARC records via ftp or direct data feed. MARC records can also be supplied directly as part of our Approval Plan System for library consortia.
MARC records are also important for publishers and their entry into the library market. In short, if a library cannot access a MARC record for a publication, that item cannot be integrated into the library’s catalogue.
Publishers have the option to purchase MARC records from NEWBOOKS for their metadata dissemination process or for their own platform/eLibrary.
The metadata standard MARC (Machine Readable Catalogue) is an international data format released by the Library of Congress which libraries use to import records directly into their catalogues.