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Automating metadata loading for serials subscriptions: a case-study using ONIX for Serials (Serials Online Holdings) to update records on SUNCAT

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Fred Guy

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This paper describes a JISC-funded proof of concept project which used the ONIX for Serials (Serials Online Holdings) format for the transmission of data from Serials Solutions, a publication access management service, to a union catalogue (SUNCAT). Serials Solutions created files of current electronic serials data held by the Universities of Glasgow and Leeds, and transmitted the files to EDINA, a national data centre and host of SUNCAT, the UK serials database. The files were processed and data extracted and used to update the MARC 21 records for the libraries held in SUNCAT. The project demonstrated that ONIX for Serials (Serials Online Holdings) was well designed with quite a full set of data elements and that it was relatively straightforward to develop capabilities, both to create files in the format and to process files. It was recommended that the format should include values for more identifiers than the electronic ISSN and that information on implementation of ONIX for Serials capabilities should be made more widely known by library systems suppliers.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/19220
How to Cite: Guy, F., 2006. Automating metadata loading for serials subscriptions: a case-study using ONIX for Serials (Serials Online Holdings) to update records on SUNCAT. Serials, 19(3), pp.220–229. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/19220
Published on 06 Nov 2006.
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