MARC standards are a set of digital formats for the description of items catalogued by libraries, such as books and e-books. Quality-checked MARC21 cataloguing records are freely available from the ProQuest LibCentral website. From here you can access your usage statistics as well as gaining access to the MARC records.
We recommend that all libraries incorporate all the MARC records into their catalogues and provide direct links from the library catalogue and Virtual Learning Environments as it has been shown in several studies that this is essential in raising awareness of the availability of the e-books and encouraging use by students.
To get the latest MARC records
Login to your LibCentral account using your college credentials.
If you do not have a Librarian account in LibCentral, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your site ID to request an account to be set up.
Select Collections > MARC Updates:
Choose the MARC Record Set : Subscribed and Owned
Select to Download the latest MARC record from the table, which will be the top result; then a zip file containing the MARC record and excel files of direct links, will download
If you are a Heritage user you will be sent a file from Heritage, please follow their guidance and instructions for the file.
ProQuest and Heritage guides
- MARC Records– Non Heritage Users
- MARC Records– Heritage Users – please email Heritage if you experience difficulties
- Ebook Central Platform Upgrade: MARC records – ebrary vs Ebook Central
- MARC record customisations – customisation filter