Increase visibility of your Springer Nature eBook and journal collections by loading our MARC  records into your catalogs. Libraries using MARC records may find that their eBook and journal usage may increase by as much as 50%. Because of this we understand the importance of MARC records and we currently offer two delivery options: records from Springer Nature and records from our partnership with OCLC. To understand the differences, please review the chart below and choose which option best meets your needs.

MARC record details

Springer NatureOCLC

Available for ebooks

Yes

Yes

Available for ejournals

Yes

Yes*

Frequency of delivery

Daily

Weekly

OCLC Control Number included

No

Yes

Receive MARC record directly from data source

Yes

No

Automatically maintain WorldCat holdings

No

Yes*

Automatically receive MARC records that are enriched with subject and MESH Headings as well as additional enhancements made by the library community.

No

Yes

Automatically receive delete MARC records as titles are removed from the collection

Yes

Yes

*Requires an active OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription.

Updating your library catalogue

Download MARC records and title lists

With our new Metadata Downloader you can download Springer Nature contemporary and archive eBooks title lists, SpringerProtocols title lists, Springer Journal title lists and MARC records specific to your current library holdings.

OCLC Control Numbers

Libraries also have the option of downloading the records themselves from WorldCat using lists of OCLC control numbers provided here by Springer Nature and the batch processing capabilities of the OCLC Connexion client cataloging software.

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