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Improving Metadata Access. De Gruyter Starts Cooperation with the Head Office of Germany's Common Library Network

May 14, 2013

De Gruyter has signed an agreement with the Head Office of the Common Library Network (GBV) for the supply of MARC bibliographic records. Effective immediately De Gruyter will be providing metadata for 13,200 e-books in the MARC 21 format to the GBV Head Office. These data will in turn be provided complete and up-to-date to all GBV-affiliated libraries.

"Fast and unrestricted access to metadata has always been a wish voiced by our library customers," says Katrin Siems, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at De Gruyter. "We are fulfilling this wish in full thanks to our partnership with the GBV."

The MARC 21 standard considerably improves the classification and identification of titles in library catalogs. In order to keep the data current, the records will be updated monthly.