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Making Metadata More Accessible: De Gruyter Partners with Scope

March 11, 2015

De Gruyter has signed a contract with the Scope e-Knowledge Center for the provision of MARC records. Scope is a leading international provider of knowledge services and solutions. Effective immediately, De Gruyter will provide MARC 21 metadata for its frontlist and backlist eBooks converted through mARCat, Scope's MARC record service. All affiliated libraries thus have quick and easy access to De Gruyter's metadata.

“We are confident that Scope’s team will ensure the customized, enriched, and more granular MARC records we require to successfully meet the needs of our customers,” says Carsten Buhr, Managing Director at De Gruyter. “De Gruyter is also the home of the Library and Information Science imprint Saur, and of the IFLA Publications. Thus we have quite a name and track record in the library community, which is why we are dedicated to supporting libraries in managing their collections by providing fast and unrestricted access to high quality metadata.”

New and enhanced MARC records considerably augment the visibility of publications held in library collections, improving their ability to be used and found. Of particular importance is the complete and, above all, consistent cataloging of the data, which are provided in the shortest possible update cycles. The data processed in this manner are also provided to other library networks, in order to ensure certified, uniform quality.

Commenting on this partnership, Tram Venkatraman, President of Scope, said, “Scope has been offering MARC record services for e-books, journals and other technical publications of publishers, information aggregators and leading standards organizations. With robust technology-assisted processes and its team’s expertise, Scope is well positioned to provide MARC records for De Gruyter.”