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Here, There, and Everywhere: Where Do MARC Records for eBooks Come From? Tim Carstens, Western Carolina University Katy Ginanni, Western Carolina University.

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1 Here, There, and Everywhere: Where Do MARC Records for eBooks Come From? Tim Carstens, Western Carolina University Katy Ginanni, Western Carolina University Noah Levin, Springer Deb Silverman, YBP

2 Types of ebook purchases Single titles Publisher collections Aggregator collections Sources of ebooks Publisher Book vendor/distributor Aggregator The landscape

3 Problems Notification problems notifications are not clear Not yet published titles Subscriptions vs firm orders “Noise in the system” Record receipt problems Individual records in packages not included Batches not arrived Ménage à trois Hard to use sites

4 What Librarians Would Like Timely notifications Easy to use sites Clearly labeled files Files that include all titles ordered Good tech support

5 Where does our MARC come from? Based on data entered by Editorial and Production teams Records are sent to OCLC (upon creation) on a weekly basis Challenges Looking for one solution for everyone Everyone has different opinions on what they want! Sometimes we are taken by surprise by a new need Legacy systems A Good Metadata-Minded Publisher Is always sleuthing for answers on how its data will best appear Will try to anticipate what is coming in the future From Springer

6 100% record coverage Consistency across providers Coordination with other formats Distinctions between purchase types Records at multiple points in the process Order records, DDA discovery, Final cataloging Customization Bibliographic information Vendor-specific data Order/invoice data Coordination with eInvoicing One stop shopping for ftp pickup, customer service May not be comprehensive (no subscriptions, serials) Advantages of MARC records from a bookseller From YBP Library Services/Baker & Taylor

7 Conclusions?


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