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Discovery and MARC Records

We provide an automatically generated cumulative file of MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) bibliographic records for content in the Open Textbook Library. New titles are added throughout the month. If we delete a textbook record, we will create a deleted list and post it below.

Please note: The automatically generated file is a new feature that provides up-to-the-minute data. Previously, Colorado State University Libraries provided hands-on cataloging, for which we are grateful.

Download MARC Record Batch

We are now generating the MARC file from the Open Textbook Library database, so are no longer using OCLC. The records in the MARC file after October 15, 2018 will not match previously loaded records. Before uploading the new MARC file, please delete any files loaded before October 15, 2018.

Open Textbook Library MARC Record Batch

MARC records are in the public domain and available under a Creative Commons CC0 license.

Open Textbook Library MARC Batch Specifications

  • Unicode (UTF-8) character encoding
  • RDA compliant cataloging
  • Integrating Resource records: A resource that is added to or changed by means of updates that do not remain discrete and are integrated into the whole (e.g., a loose-leaf manual that is updated by means of replacement pages, a website that is updated continuously). — RDA Glossary