Submitting MARC21 Finding Aids
Modified on: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:31 PM
Prepare MARC21 Files
- For recommendations on encoding MARC collection guides, see our UC Bibliographic Standards for Cooperative, Vendor, and Campus Backlog Cataloging [PDF] (Appendix B, "Collection Level Records").
- Files must be in the MARC 21 format (i.e., not MARCXML). Note that a single file may constitute an individual MARC record, or may constitute multiple MARC records.
- We recommend naming files using lowercase letters and numbers, underscores, or dashes; do not include spaces. Use periods for the file extension only.
- Use .mrc or .marc as a file name extension. Do not include punctuation at the end of the file name.
- Within the context of the OAC display, the Leader 07 (BLvl; Bibliographic Level) MARC field is used to differentiate collection guides vs. item-level records in search and browse results. Any record coded as "c" (for collection) will appear on the Collections search results tab; otherwise, the record will appear on the Items search results tab.
Submit MARC21 Files
- Once you've set up a connection to the OAC server, upload MARC files from your workstation to your MARC Production Directory on our server.
Contact us to request processing of the MARC files for publication. It takes approximately one week for files to move into publication, once they are processed.
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