MARC records update service

Serial Solutions

Product Offering

Serials Solutions offer a MARC records update service for e-journals or e-sets to most Australian libraries which are Libraries Australia subscribers.

Through an Agreement brokered in January 2005 by the National Library of Australia's Libraries Australia service, libraries receive a discount off the standard price for the MARC records update service.

To date, the NSLA libraries have taken advantage of this offer.

Updates are sent monthly,directly to the participating libraries according to their specified profile for local output requirements and their integrated library management system.As part of this Agreement, the Australian National Bibliographic Database automatically receives a copy of the MARC records, complete with holdings,which saves the participating libraries loading the data to the ANBD themselves.

The National Library is invoiced the total amount for records on behalf of all participating libraries and processes the annual invoice each January. Libraries Australia then bills participating libraries in $AUD.

Other libraries which reach a similar arrangement with Serials Solutions without the assistance of the National Library will also be able to ask Serials Solutions to supply a copy of their records to the ANBD.


Interested libraries must complete the request for quote and mention the National Library/Serials Solutions agreement to receive a discount. A Standard Agreement is then provided for signing.

WorldCat Cataloguing Partners (WCP) Program

Product Offering

OCLC’s WorldCat Cataloguing Partners (formerly known as PromptCat) “Basic” service is available free to any Libraries Australia member. The service provides MARC records for materials purchased through many participating vendors.  Libraries Australia member libraries can opt to have a copy of the records supplied through the WCP program sent directly from OCLC to the ANBD, or by adding them via the Record Import Service (RIS).


Interested libraries should contact OCLC directly.