MARC Records (Closed-1st ver)

What are MARC records?

MARC is the acronym for MAchine-Readable Cataloging. It defines a data format that emerged from a Library of Congress-led initiative that began nearly forty years ago. It provides the mechanism by which computers exchange, use, and interpret bibliographic information, and its data elements make up the foundation of most library online public access catalogs used today. MARC became USMARC in the 1980s and MARC 21 in the late 1990s. To learn more about MARC records visit the Library of Congress website:

What are Enhanced MARC records?

MARC records which include Tables of Content are known as enhanced MARC records. All records for Wiley Online Books submitted to OCLC for record creation since April 2010 includes Table of Content data.

Why did the delivery of MARC records for OnlineBooks change?

In order to improve the MARC records delivery for Wiley Online Library products we decided to work with a vendor whose primary business is the creation and delivery of MARC records and could therefore provide a more efficient service. OCLC was chosen as our partner in the delivery of MARC records as they are the most widely used resource in the library community and as such, will meet the needs of a majority of our customers.

How are MARC records for Online Books supplied?

MARC records for Wiley Online Library titles are available through OCLC WorldCat - - the world's largest bibliographic database with a global network of over 57,000 libraries.

How do I obtain MARC records from OCLC?

There are two ways for customers to order MARC records:

1. "Pick and choose" book titles delivered through OCLC's WorldCat Cataloging Partners:

North American libraries may sign up to receive "pick and choose" titles through OCLC's Online Service Center (OSC). To use the application you will need an Online Service Center account. If you do not already have one in place, you can easily set one up from the Online Service Center homepage using the "Create an Account" link.

Non-North American libraries should complete WCP order form, scan it and email it to or fax it to 1-888-339-3921.

2. "Subject collections" delivered through OCLC's WorldCat Collection Sets

Customer should complete a customized collection sets order form, available from the Library Admin site, scan it and email it to

With both "pick and choose" and subject collections, once an order has processed, the file(s) will be made available for retrieval on OCLC's Product Services Web. Library's not having an OCLC symbol will be assigned one in the course of completing their order.

How long will it take to set up my profile after I submit the WCP Order form if I cannot fill in the online order form?

While OCLC strives for same day turn around time, please allow one day for an account to be put in place. After OCLC approves the account, you will receive an email message with your new logon credentials.

Who should I contact if I experience problems with the Online Service Center?

If you are experiencing problems with the Online Service Center, please contact: or or call 1-800-848-5800

I am missing MARC records from previously placed orders. How can I obtain MARC records for these titles?

If the book is new, the record could be missing because the catalogue record has not yet been created. It usually takes OCLC two weeks to do the cataloguing. Once the cataloguing has been completed, OCLC will supply the records from previous orders which may have been missing. Please contact if you have any questions.

Will there be a charge for MARC records from OCLC?

No. There is no charge for you to receive MARC records for Online Books you have ordered from Wiley.

Are the MARC records from OCLC specifically for OnlineBooks?

Yes. OCLC will create a MARC record based upon the details of the online version of the book.

In what format are the MARC records from OCLC?

The OCLC MARC records provided for this service are full-level records, cataloged using OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards. For more information visit:

Are MARC records provided by OCLC ISO 2709 standard?

Yes, the MARC records provided by OCLC/WorldCat Cataloging Partners service are ISO 2709 standard.

How soon after publication of a title online will the MARC record be available?

OCLC has indicated to us that MARC records will be available no more than two weeks after a title is published live on Wiley Online Library.

Can I get MARC records from other vendors?

Yes. Although we have chosen OCLC as our preferred vendor, you can also obtain MARC records specific to the OnlineBooks version of a title from your regular provider.

Can I ask that my MARC records be customized for my library?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for customized records at this time. OCLC may provide a service which you can utilize. Visit the OCLC Support website for further information:

Who can I contact if I have a technical query with MARC records?

Visit the OCLC Support website:

How soon after I place an order from Wiley can I expect to receive my MARC records?

The orders are automatically batched and sent to OCLC at the end of each US business day. You should receive the email notifying you to pick up your records within 24 to 48 hours after the order is received by OCLC. Please note that some new titles may not be available immediately. They will be sent when the cataloguing is complete.

How do I retrieve my MARC records?

When your WorldCat Cataloging Partners order has been processed OCLC will confirm via email that your file(s) are ready for downloading. Using your OCLC cataloging or FirstSearch authorization and password, you will need to download the file(s) by performing the following steps:

1. Go to OCLC?s Product Services Web at

2. Click on "download records and reports"

3. Click on "OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Partners labels, records and reports"

4. Enter in your OCLC authorization and password

5. You will see your file(s) listed

6. Click "Download" next to the file?s name

Please note that the MARC files are ASCII text and end in a .bin filename extension. Upon download, you may rename the file to end in a different extension (such as .mrc or .dat) without corrupting the file.

Should you need assistance in obtaining an OCLC authorization or retrieving your files(s) you may contact OCLC customer support:

Phone: +1-800-848-5800 (USA Toll Free) or +1-614793-8682 (USA)


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