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MARC Records

We understand that full, high-quality MARC records greatly improve the discoverability and usage of your MIT Press eBook collections, so we have partnered with OCLC to provide free WorldCat records for your titles. The records are available through OCLC’s WorldShare Collection Manager at no charge to all MIT Press customers. More information about how to add MIT Press Direct eBooks to your collections in WorldShare is available below.

Using OCLC to manage MARC

If you have an active OCLC cataloging and metadata subscription, OCLC will automatically provide ongoing MARC record updates as they are enriched by the expert library community as well as maintaining your WorldCat holdings—adding and deleting records as your collection titles change over time.

Libraries may also download KBART files directly through the Collection Manager interface using the instructions located here.

Please see OCLC’s website for more information and/or watch this helpful video:

Libraries new to Collection Manager will have to follow simple steps to create a profile and will be sent a Welcome Letter with an OCLC identifier and details on how to set up for record delivery. A Collection Manager Wizard is available with easy steps to follow. If you have any questions, please join OCLC for weekly Collection Manager Office Hours or contact OCLC support.

Please contact with any questions about how MIT Press Direct records are handled in OCLC’s system. 

Getting MARC Records from us

MARC records can be retrieved by site administrators via the site admin dashboard.


1. Log in here using the password and user name you were given when you were welcomed to Direct.

2. Once you are logged in, click the tab across the middle top that is labeled ‘MARC Records.’ 

3. From the MARC Records page you can download the latest MARC for the products for which you are subscribed.

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