How It Works
Blackstone connects you with OCLC for quick and streamlined processing
1. *Get an SOP Plan
If you haven't already done so, sign up to one of our SOP plans. Our SOP plans not only offer free MARC records, but they also have flat rate pricing as low as $35, $30% of MP3 CDs, free digital processing, and free shipping.
2. Register with OCLC
Register with OCLC on Blackstone's website by clicking the "Register Here" button. Within 3-5 business days from account creation, your library will have access to MARC records on OCLC's website via FTP.
3. Download MARCs by FTP
With an SOP plan and a verified OCLC account, you will have the ability to download your MARC records directly from the OCLC website via FTP within 48 hours of your purchase.
*MARC Records are available for non SOP members for $1.00 per MARC
Features and Benefits
- Blackstone connects you directly with OCLC for streamlined processing
- Request records through BlackstoneLibrary.com and receive them by FTP from OCLC within two days
- Full audiobook MARC records are free for all libraries subscribing to a Standing Order Plan
- Records are available for every title we sell
Have Questions? We Have Answers.
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Do I need to fill out the registration form if I already receive MARCs from OCLC for another publisher?
Yes, you will need to register in order to receive MARCs for Blackstone titles. You may enter your existing OCLC symbol on the form, but this is not required.
Do all Standing Order Plans qualify for free MARC Records?
Yes, any SOP qualifies your library for free MARC Records from OCLC for any Blackstone title.
What is the waiting time for MARC Records?
Please allow 3 to 5 business days for your registration to be finalized, but this will not delay the ordering process. You may order right away and MARCs will be delivered as soon as registration is complete. Standard delivery time once registered in 48 hours.
Can I get front or backlist MARCs that are not part of my order?
Please contact Customer Service to request MARCs that are not part of a regular order.
Can I order MARC Records if my library does not have a Standing Order Plan?
Yes, you can order MARCs for $0.50 per title. You will first need to register with OCLC.
My library is part of a consortium. Are there any special considerations for a consortium?
The Cataloging Partners MARC request form should be completed as the individual library, instead of at the consortium level.
Does a library need to be an OCLC member to receive MARC records?
No, any library can receive OCLC records for Blackstone Audio titles. OCLC membership is not a requirement. Libraries with current cataloging subscriptions will have their holdings set in WorldCat.
How are records delivered to a library?
When your order has been received and processed, OCLC will confirm via email that your file(s) are ready for download. Using a valid OCLC authoprization and password, you can download the file(s) from the OCLC website.
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