Getting MARC (Library book) records from the Library of Congress
We have about 400 new books to enter and also want to pickup records over the next month for an additional 3000.
The website is:
and we need the detailed records not the abbreviated as an example:
a search for: 9780385504225 (ISBN Number)
Author: Brown, Dan, 1964-
Title: The lost symbol : a novel / Dan Brown.
Published: New York : Doubleday, c2009.
LC Call No.: PS3552.R685434L67 2009
for the brief description but we need the complete "tagged display" for
entry into our system. For this book it is:
LDR 01600cam 2200325 a 4500
008 090925s2009 nyua 000 1 eng d
925 0 $aacquire$b2 shelf copies$xpolicy default
955 $brg04 2009-09-25 z-processor$irg04 2009-09-25 to CALM$aBarcode
00240193838 returned from bindery 2009-09-29;$tCopy 2 to CALM$aBarcode
00268868641 returned from bindery 2009-11-23$aItem 00240193838 received in
CCS 2010-07-08$aItem 00268868641 received in CCS 2010-07-08$aBarcode
00268868641 returned from bindery 2010-07-27$aBarcode 00240193838 returned
from bindery 2010-07-28$aItem 00268868641 left CCS 2010-07-28$aItem
00240193838 left CCS 2010-07-28$aItem 00205975238 received in CCS 2010-07-30
$aItem 00205975238 left CCS 2010-08-05
010 $a 2009464840
050 00$aPS3552.R685434$bL67 2009
100 1 $aBrown, Dan,$d1964-
245 14$aThe lost symbol :$ba novel /$cDan Brown.
250 $a1st ed.
260 $aNew York :$bDoubleday,$cc2009.
300 $a509 p. :$bill. ;$c25 cm.
520 $aSymbologist Robert Langdon returns in this new thriller follow-up to
The Da Vinci Code.
651 0$aWashington (D.C.)$vFiction.
655 7$aSuspense fiction.$2gsafd
655 7$aAdventure fiction.$2gsafd
Jo Jansen MLIS
Corrections Corporation of America
Red Rock Correctional Center
MARC records from the library of congress and so forth and so on...
It should be possible but I doubt your current clerk is going to be able to take care of this type of work. Furthermore, if he could you would want someone to check the code to make sure he isn't up to no good.
Originally Posted by Prisonlibrarian
I could look into this issue more since I know it is important to your work.