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Open Source e-books and MARC records

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As I posted in Jan.2015, Dan Lipcan of the Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art created a file of MARC records of their open source e-publications for interested libraries to incorporate into their local catalogs. The Getty Publications Virtual Library has also built such a file of MARC records for interested libraries. Recently, Princeton University Libraries did the same for their Blue Mountain Project titles. At Columbia, we have happily loaded all of these records into our catalog, and I’m looking for more good open source collections of MARC records to add.

Does anyone know of additional such offerings from cultural or educational institutions?

If not, I’d love to hear from anyone about collections that may have this potential, if we were to ask.

Thank you!

—Paula Gabbard
gabbard@columbia.edu

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