What's in this article:
- An overview of MARC records at JSTOR.
- How to download sample MARC records.
- A guide on how to set up OCLC Collection Manager to receive MARC records for
- Librarians or library administrators who manage their library's catalog.
Journals and Primary Source Content:
JSTOR creates and enters new cataloging records or updates existing cataloging records in OCLC for each title, current or previous, in the archive. The records include the URL for each title in the 856 MARC field.
The journals MARC records are not handled by a holdings feed. So, if you want the records corresponding to a journal collection (serial titles only, not research reports), you can search for and find the journal collection in OCLC WorldShare Collection Manager and manually select it. Our serials cataloging volume is much lower than our books volume, so it can take several weeks before the cataloging is completed. This is usually the case when there is a significantly larger volume of serial titles, like with a collection launch.
Books at JSTOR offers free, high-quality MARC records from OCLC via Holdings Feed (You can learn more about the OCLC Holdings feed in "Content Management: Understanding the JSTOR Holdings Feed). The MARC records are available to all participating institutions, regardless of whether they are OCLC affiliates.
You can download sample MARC records in .mrc format. We also offer a detailed guide to setting up OCLC Collection Manager to receive MARC records for Books at JSTOR.
We also provide the OCLC Collection Manager guide in the following languages: