Friday, July 19, 2013

Changes to OCLC's MARC Records for NML

Dear libraryfolk, we hope that you have been enjoying a restful and pleasant summer.  The fall semester is not that far around the corner, however, and with it comes changes to the way OCLC will be creating and delivering records.

Beginning September 1, 2013, OCLC’s Contract Cataloging Services will begin creating WorldCat records for Naxos Music Library titles using the RDA standard.  This change is in alignment with OCLC’s decision to adopt and support the RDA standard in WorldCat overall.  There is no need for your library to make changes to your record delivery profile, and records will continue to be delivered as they are presently.

If you would like more detailed information about RDA, please click here.  The FAQs page for OCLC and Naxos Music Library here will be updated soon to include further information about the new format and the transition.  If you have a question about the change that is not answered there, you can also contact OCLC directly at

As always, we here at Naxos Music Library are happy to serve you any way we can.  Happy listening!