Standing Collections

To assist libraries in downloading MARC, frequently-used collections are supplied on this page as sets. You may use these links to obtain complete sets of MARC records corresponding to the main collections in desLibris. These sets are built and updated on a regular monthly basis.

To download any set, click on the hyperlink. Each zip file contains the MARC records (in a .mrc file) as well as a .list (in a .txt file) of the 001 of the titles included in the set. 

These sets are refreshed on the first of each month beginning on October 1, 2016.

Note: While these sets are convenient ways to start a MARC collection, they are not the recommended way to maintain regular updates. The best option for that purpose is to establish a "Custom Order Service" as described here.


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 Standing Collections

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 Books Subscription  All Records  Text  Download  Text  Download  Text
 Documents Subscription  All Records  Text  Download **  Text  Download  Text
 Grey House Directories  All Records  Text  Download  Text  Download  Text
 Irwin Law Collection  All Records  Text  Download  Text  Download  Text
 Ulysses Travel Guides  All Records  Text  Download  Text  Download  Text
 CRKN Licensed Titles  All Records  Text Not Available  Text Not Available  Text
 Dewey Sets *

 Arts and Entertainment   All Records    Download      
 Biography and Genealogy   All Records    Download      
 Business and Economics   All Records    Download      
 Education   All Records    Download      
 Environment   All Records    Download      
 Geography and Travel   All Records    Download      
 Health   All Records    Download      
 History   All Records    Download      
 Language and Literature   All Records   Download      
 Law   All Records    Download      
 Philosophy and Religion   All Records    Download      
 Political Science   All Records    Download      
 Reference   All Records   Download      
 Science and Technology   All Records    Download      
 Social Science   All Records    Download

* These groupings are built on the Dewey classification, and are viewable using the “Subject Interest” option in Advanced Search. They are provided for the convenience of subject-specialized libraries (Law, Education, Health.)

** Note: this set is empty due to a transition in the MARC production process. The "All Records" set for Documents represents the complete set as of 1/1/17.

Delete Files

From time to time for various reasons, titles may be removed from desLibris. When this happens the MARC record is removed from the current sets. In order to align your catalogue with the current set of titles, you may use these links to download sets of the records which have been deleted for any reason since the record was originally created. These Zip files contain a csv list of control numbers and the MARC records affected.

All Book Records Deleted (17 records to 8/1/16)

All Document Records Deleted (about 250 records to 8/1/16)