Network Bulletin No.: 06-13
Date: March 31, 2006
Subject: Bibliographic data (MARC record) download
Index term: Bibliographic download service expands
Beginning in May 2006, NLS bibliographic download service will expand. NLS
currently makes a file of brief MARC records for the new titles available every month.
With the expanded service, the records will contain all of the information found in the
NLS catalog (except for local MARC fields containing internal processing dates). In
addition, there will be a monthly file for recently distributed titles and a file for older
records that have been revised.
The three MARC files will be available from the NLS Network Library Services web
page under the link for downloading full MARC records. The complete file of more than
seventy thousand MARC records of national program titles will be provided on request.
Your ability to load the full MARC records will depend on your system. Please contact
your system vendor or manager for more information on the compatibility of your system
with these records. It is not necessary to switch immediately to the expanded
service. NLS will continue to provide new records every month in the current brief format.
An overview of NLS MARC records is on the NLS Network Library Services web site in
the Selected Reports and Documents section. Complete documentation for the MARC
format is available at http://www.loc.gov/marc/.
For additional information please contact:
Head, Bibliographic Control Section
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