MARC Records

Member libraries can download a complete set of MARC records for all OBP titles; cataloguers won't need to do it from scratch! We publish an updated set with newly added titles every three months, and alert you with our quarterly newsletter.

Please note that all our records are now in RDA format and we will no longer provide new records in AACR2.

The full set

If you are a new member library and wish to download the full set (246 records, up to date as of 21 December 2021), just click on the icon below.

In the zip folder, you will find:

1. A spreadsheet listing all our books by title, and pointing you to the relevant URLs.
2. A text file of records in MARC display format (.mrk), by order of titles.
3. A MARC exchange file (.mrc), again by title order, which you can use to load records onto your system.

New titles only

Libraries that already have records for our older books can download this set, which lists only the titles published between the 30 September 2021 to 21 December 2021 (10 records). 

The updated set

Old records have been converted to RDA and OCLC numbers have also been included. If you wish to overlay the existing records, you can download the updated set below:

Finally, libraries may find it useful to download our old record sets. You can find them below.

June 2019
March 2019
December 2018
September 2018
June 2018
March 2018
December 2017
September 2017
June 2017
March 2017
January 2017
September 2016 set
June 2016 set
March 2016 set
December 2015 set
September 2015 set
June 2015 set

How is OA notated in our MARC records?

All our records include detailed information on the MARC fields 506 (Restrictions on Access Note) and 540 (Terms of Governing use and reproduction note). These are the fields necessary to accommodate data related to an item's OA status. The MARC records we provide contain the following information on these fields:

=506  $aOpen access resource providing free access.
=540  $aThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). 

To access a sample of our MARC records, click here.

All the records are kindly provided by the cataloguing team at St Andrew's University Library (UK), and are available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

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