When are files posted?
OCLC posts files to your account daily between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern time.
Files are available for downloading for 90 days. Files are expired after 90 days of consecutive non-use or non-reference. Each time you access (browse) a file, the 90-day counter begins anew. After 90 days, contact your OCLC service partner in the Americas or your regional distributor outside the Americas for out-of-warranty products.
You may retrieve a file anytime, with the exception of the following maintenance times:
Please contact your regional service provider if you are interested in receiving e-mail confirmation when files are available for pickup. The network will notify OCLC-MARC Subscription support staff. You will need to provide at least one e-mail address to receive e-mail notification.
Notify OCLC Customer Services Division (CSD) at (800) 848-5800 or (614) 793-8682, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us via the web if you are interested in retrieving a sample file of OCLC-MARC records.
Retrieving files via Internet FTP
A sample FTP session follows:
1. Enter FTP address.
2. Type logon.
t [xxx] 1
3. Type password.
4. Change directory.
cd 'EDX.EMSB. [xxx] .FTP'
5. Identify the file you are retrieving.
(See the example FTP file names following)
6. Once the file has been identified, verify that your transfer type is set to binary.
Note: STATS files, COUNT files and partitioned datasets must be retrieved using ASCII.
7. Complete the action to "get" the file from OCLC.
get [file name]
8. The system responds with a message that the file was transferred successfully.
(If the system does not respond with this message, see troubleshooting.)
9. End your FTP session.
|Example FTP file names|| |
When the MARC Subscription Service posts the files to an EDX account, it uses the following file names (xxx = OCLC institution symbol; the date always follows the file name in the YYMMDD format):
|FTP software considerations|| DOS/UNIX: |
|Retrieving files via OCLC Product Services Web||To retrieve files using OCLC Product Services Web: |