How to Retrieve MARC Records for TRAIL Collection

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Judy Alspach -

MARC records for U.S. government technical reports digitized by TRAIL (Technical Report Archive & Image Library) can now be retrieved by libraries with current OCLC cataloging subscriptions by creating a Query Collection in OCLC's WorldShare Metadata Services, Collection Manager. Discoverability of TRAIL's content can be greatly enhanced by loading the records for this content into local catalogs. Instructions for searching and retrieving MARC records can be found at  TRAIL records will be added regularly to OCLC, so it is important to set the MARC delivery settings to deliver the new MARC records.

Over three dozen member institutions provide financial support and volunteer time to further the mission of TRAIL: ensuring preservation, discoverability, and persistent open access to government technical publications regardless of form or format. Millions of pages of elusive reports are now discoverable, providing valuable information on topics including nuclear energy, mining, earthquakes, wildlife management, and aeronautics.

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