|Note to MARC Subscription users: Users now see both Download Records and Download Export Files in the Other Options menu in the interface. Save to Catalog for fulling cataloging users and CatExpress subscribers will send records to both files. Export Only for full cataloging users will continue to send records to the export files. Users are encouraged to transition to using Download Export Files in preparation for the retirement of MARC Subscription later in 2015.|
|Availability||Each file is constructed from the previous day's activity, which ends at midnight, Eastern Time, USA. You can retrieve files any time of day except Sunday 2:00 am to 6:00 am (Eastern Time, USA).
Note: For CatExpress Plus subscribers, the file of UNIMARC records is delivered the day after the selection of records has been made.
|Longevity||MARC Subscription record files remain posted for 90 days.|
|Archive records||MARC Subscription files removed after 90 days are archived for one year and must be retrieved by request through your network or regional service center.|
|Other retrieval methods||OCLC offers other methods of record retrieval for these situations:
|Other records in file||In addition to records you create, MARC Subscription records include all other records created on behalf of your institution, regardless of their source.
For example, EMS records could include records from:
Note: About UNIMARC delivery
For delivery of the records in UNIMARC, OCLC offers three options to the customer:
- Automated delivery (GTD) – the UNIMARC file is delivered to the customer's FTP server.
- Automated delivery through e-mail with the UNIMARC file as an attachment.
- The UNIMARC file is made available on the OCLC Leiden FTP server, where customers can pick up the file(s).
The option is set when ordering.
For more information, please, contact the OCLC office of your region.
Who receives reports? Monthly transaction reports for individual libraries and for libraries subscribing as a group are mounted each month on the Product Services Web.
Reports for subscribers only. Reports are not available for libraries that use the CatExpress interface but do not subscribe to the service.
|Availability||Each month OCLC mounts your reports on Product Services Web.|
|Longevity||Reports remain available for 90 days.|
|Content||The reports list transactions for the current month's activity and year-to-date activity (year-to-date activity is for the subscription year, not the calendar year).
Reports include 4 kinds of information:
|Format||The reports are available in both a text format and in a comma-delimited format, which can be loaded into a spreadsheet.|
Two ways to access MARC records and transaction reports. Files are posted on OCLC Product Services Web. You can access the files on PSW in two ways. The following table gives instructions for using either method.
Rename files of MARC records. Some local systems may have specific requirements for file names. Step 6 explains how to rename files of MARC records if the system-supplied name is incompatible with your local system. Once you have renamed your file, you can load it into your local system.
|1||Go to OCLC Product Services Web.
||From CatExpress session:
The Records and Reports screen appears. Go to step 3.
The screen contains the following lists:
Direct to PSW:
The Product Services Web Welcome screen appears.
Go to step 2.
|2||Direct to PSW:
On the left side of the Product Services Web Welcome screen, click Records and Reports.
|The Records and Reports screen appears. Go to step 3.
The screen contains the following lists:
|3||Retrieve MARC records
Under Records and their Associated Reports, click OCLC MARC Subscription records and reports.
Retrieve transaction reports
Under Reports and Statistics, click OCLC CatExpress Transaction Reports.
|From CatExpress session:
If you access PSW from within CatExpress, a screen appears listing files for your institution, either MARC Subscription records or CatExpress transaction reports.
Go to step 5.
Direct to PSW:
If you go directly to PSW, the Product Services authorization screen appears.
Go to step 4.
|4||Direct to PSW:
Log on to PSW
If asked to log on, type your CatExpress authorization and password, and then click Enter.
|A screen appears listing files for your institution, either MARC Subscription records or CatExpress tranaction reports.|
|5||Download the file you want
Click the Download link.
View the file (transaction reports only). Click the View link. To close the viewing window and return to the list of files, click the Back button in your browser.
Note: You cannot view files of MARC records.
Internet Explorer: The Save As dialog box appears.
Netscape Navigator: The Save dialog box appears. ( Note: If Netscape displays a dialog box asking for instructions, select Save it to disk and then click OK.)
To continue and download the file, go to step 6.
|6||Optional. Rename file.
On the bottom of the Save dialog box in the File name box, type the name of the file using local file naming conventions.
|The name you type appears in the File name box.
Hard drive or diskette: You can save the file to a hard drive or diskette drive by changing the file location in the Save in box.
|7||Optional. Select file type and extension from list.
Below the File name box, in the Save as type area, click the arrow to open the list, and choose a file type and extension.
Follow local guidelines to determine the extension to use.
|The file type you select appears in the Save as type box.|
|8||Complete downloading a file
Internet Explorer: In the Save As dialog box, click Save.
Netscape Navigator: In the Save dialog box, click Save.
|The browser saves the file on your workstation in the specified location.|