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Learn360 MARC Records Overview
Ian A., Last modified by Rashad Telemaque February 13 2018 09:40 AM

About MARC Records

Infobase provides MARC Records for use in your catalog system. If you are unfamiliar with MARC, it stands for Machine Readable Cataloging and is a standard format for bibliographic records. For additional information about the MARC standard, visit: MARC records are currently available for the video, audio, and interactive content types in Learn360.

The MARC files provided here utilize the MARC21 UTF-8 character set. At your discretion, MARC records can be converted and edited using the MarcEdit software available at:

Below you'll find instructions for creating and downloading MARC record files. For assistance importing the MARC records into your system, or if you aren't if MARC records are the best way to add content to your catalog, please contact your catalog's support team.

Creating MARC Files

MARC Records are available to account administrators and can be found under the MARC Records tab of the Title Data section of the Administration Portal. They can be created and downloaded in few different ways.

Using the Generate New Records button is the easiest way to get a batch of all the of records added since your last download. It will include everything that has been added since the indicated date. For first time users, pressing this button will create a single file that includes all available records.

Custom batch options are also available, using the MARC Records creation tool:

MARC Record Creation Options

Custom MARC Record files can be generated in one of four ways:

  1. By Date: Enter your desired date range and the tool will return all MARC Records created during that timeframe. These dates refer to the MARC Record creation date, which may not align with the date that title was added to collections. This option also provides further filtering options for specific Collection, Subject and Producers.
  2. By Item #: Input specific title item numbers, separated by commas. This is ideal if you only need to obtain records for a single title or a specific handful of titles.
  3. All Records: This will return all MARC Records available to date, with the added option to filter by specific Collections/Subjects and Producers.
  4. New Records Only: This will return all titles added since your previous download, just as the above larger button. The only difference is this option lets you create a custom file name for the new records file.

Once you have decided on your batch retrieval method, filter options, etc. you can enter a custom filename. If you do not enter a filename, a generic name will be assigned. The final step is to click the Generate File button. Note: large batches can take several seconds to a minute to generate.

Downloading MARC Files

When the batch file is ready it will display in the table below.

MARC file download able

  • To download the file, click on the Download File hyperlink. The last download date will always display in the Status column.
  • For information about the file, click on the (i) icon in the description column for details including title count, date range and any applied filter options.

Email notifications are sent out when new MARC Records becomes available for your account. If you are not receiving these notifications and would like to, please contact Technical Support at

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