Answered By: Steve Spohn
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017     Views: 10

Yes, we do share MARC records for the titles included in the collection.  

Upon request, we can add the appropriate person at a participating library or network to our CEC-MARC group.  This group has access to all existing MARC records as well as monthly updates.  This group also provides advice to MLS on this aspect of Commonwealth eBook Collections.

MARC Record Quality?
We share vendor-supplied MARC records for Axis 360 and BiblioBoard and OCLC records for EBL.

Monthly Updates?
Yes, there are monthly updates - mostly Axis 360 and EBL.  Updates include new records, edits to existing records and dropped records.

Network / Shared ILS?
If you are in a network or shared ILS situation, please contact your provider to be sure that you have permission to load records.  There are almost definitely local policies in place that cover situations such as this one.

Discovery?
Loading records is only one path to discovery.  It is possible, for example, to connect to the eBook catalog maintained by MLS via Z39.50 and OAI-PMH via your discovery service.  It may also be possible to connect with the vendors directly depending on your specific situation.  We can assist you with a connection to our eBook catalog.  If you need assistance with direct vendor discovery connections, please contact the vendors directly for the best technical assistance.

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