MARC Records-Still Relevant after all These Years

Did you know that OCLC stopped printing library card catalogs in October 2015? That ended a 150-year process.  However, the information available within those library card catalogs is still as needed as ever.

Working with the Library of Congress, American computer scientist Henriette Avram further advanced the card catalog by developing MARC in the 1960s to create records that could be read by computers and shared among libraries.  MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging) Records are a set of digital formats for the description of items catalogued by libraries such as books and eBooks. These records classify metadata elements using a specific coding system for use within specific applications. 

If your company needs your metadata available as a MARC record, our team is here to help. Our system is flexible and as long as we have the data from you, we are able to add as many MARC fields as required.  Since EdGate is already aligning your content to standards, we've got a jump start; we are familiar with your content and can easily produce MARC records from the existing metadata you've already provided to us.

For more information please  contact us  and one of our Account Executives will be happy to schedule an appointment with you.


Gina Faulk 
General Manager

Tracy Olstad
Senior Account Executive 

Heather Hawthorne
Account Manager