Because desLibris links are universal (that is, not customized for a specific library site) it is possible to supply generic sets of MARC records which may be used in any library.
This page is the access point for standard sets of records. desLibris accounts needing a complete set of records for any collection may download them here.
desLibris provides two forms of record:
Essential fields, including the 856 linked to the desLibris book or target url
Full MARC, including LCSH and LCN and OCLC numbers
The production of a full MARC record may take 1-3 months. Because Public Documents are harvested and added to desLibris on a daily basis, there may be a significant gap between titles on the site and their corresponding MARC records.
The Basic record is intended to eliminate this gap. As soon as a Public Document is released on desLibris, a Basic MARC record is created and available.
Thus libraries wishing to maintain currency may download these sets and use them for loading to their OPACs/catalogues.
When the Complete record becomes available, it will overwrite the Basic record.
At any given time, the full set of Basic records will reflect only those records without accompanying Complete records.
In the right column are the Complete record collections. These sets are built and updated on a regular monthly basis.
To download any set, click on the hyperlink. Each zip file contains the MARC records (in a .mrc file) as well as a .list (in a .txt file) of the 001 of the titles included in the set.
These sets are refreshed on the first of each month.
Please note: While these sets are convenient ways to get started with a MARC collection for your library, they are not the recommended way to maintain regular updates. The best option for that purpose is to establish a "Custom Order Service" for your library as described here.