Managing MARC Records in Canada Commons

Managing MARC Records in Canada Commons

Canada Commons delivers 3 types of MARC records. 

Item-level MARC Records for Books 

Item-level MARC records are delivered for all Books in Canada Commons.

Item-level MARC Records for Premium Documents

Item-level MARC records are delivered for the publications in this category. A document is considered part of the premium collection when it is licensed or permanently preserved in our database because its originating organization is no longer active or has closed its doors. 

Integrating Resource MARC Records for Organizations with Open Documents

When it comes to the hundreds of thousands of open documents in Canada Commons, we deliver an Integrating Resource MARC record at the organization-level, not the item-level.

The decision to deliver Integrating Resources MARCs was made in consultation with librarians during beta testing. Because the open document collection is continually expanding and will grow beyond one million records, a streamlined approach was preferred. 

Migrating desLibris MARC Records 

Effective May 1, 2022, your existing installed base of records for desLibris will be automatically redirected to Canada Commons. No immediate action is required.

However, if you maintain legacy records, your catalog will still display “View on desLibris.” The link will simply resolve to Canada Commons

When you are ready, if you prefer to load our updated version of desLibris MARC records, your catalog will correctly display “View on Canada Commons.”  

Accessing Canada Commons’ MARC Records 

Our customer portal for accessing MARC records (and COUNTER usage reports) is under development and will be available by mid-summer 2022. 

Until then, please email and we’ll work directly with you to get you the information you need. 

Please Let Us Know How We’re Doing

We would appreciate any feedback or suggestions on improving our MARC records.

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Please contact to provide feedback.

Sample MARC Record for Documents

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=264  \1$a[Ottawa, Canada] :$bCanadian Policy Research Networks.

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=520  2\$aA useful starting point for a discussion of learning and skills is the report of the Expert Panel on Skills (Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Science and Technology), Stepping Up - Skills and Opportunities in the Knowledge Economy (http://acst- [...] It also pointed to the larger challenges we face, as the Expert Panel observed: Today, the 'supply' of learning must be continuously available and easily accessible to 'demands' by parents and families of very young children, and by older children and young adults, disadvantaged groups, and the incumbent work force. [...] Are the skills most needed in a knowledge-based economy and society those typically associated with a traditional vocational approach to training? Or in a future where life-long learning is expected to be the norm, does a broad 'generalist' education offer the most solid foundation? The relative merits of vocational versus general education have been debated since the 1950s. [...] The socio-economic barriers to learning are also evident in the 'digital divide.' Households in which computers and the Internet are used tend to be wealthier and better- educated. [...] The Advisory Committee for Online Learning (a collaboration between Industry Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education) recently articulated the importance of creating a culture of life-long learning as a foundation to building a civil and prosperous society.

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Sample MARC Record for Books

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=100  1\$aGibbs, Terry,$d1967-$eauthor.

=245  14$aThe failure of global capitalism :$bfrom Cape Breton to Colombia and beyond /$cTerry Gibbs and Garry Leech.

=264  \1$aSydney, Nova Scotia :$bCape Breton University Press,$c[2009]

=264  \2$aOttawa, Ontario :$bCanadian Electronic Library,$c2017

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=500  \\$aIssued as part of the desLibris books collection.

=504  \\$aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 161-167) and index.

=505  0\$aIntroduction : the impossible dream -- The rise and fall of industrial capitalism in Cape Breton -- The Cape Breton radicals -- From confrontation to collaboration -- dismantling the compact -- The era of industrial decline -- Back to the future -- Colombia in the era of neoliberal globalization -- The path to neoliberalism -- Plan Colombia and U.S. intervention -- Natural resources and human rights -- Canada and Colombian coal -- The human cost of free trade -- The new economy in Cape Breton and Atlantic Canada -- The call centre phenomenon -- The anti-union strategy -- Canada's energy policies in the era of free trade -- The social fallout -- The failure of community economic development -- The need to challenge global structures -- Alternatives to global capitalism -- A Venezuelan alternative : the Bolivarian revolution -- The environmental challenge -- A Colombian alternative : Las Gaviotas -- Local and global linkages -- Conclusion : we have met the enemy.

=506  1\$aAccess restricted to authorized users and institutions.

=520  \\$aWhat do Cape Breton and Colombia have in common? Coal, for one thing. Coal mining was the backbone of Cape Breton's industrial economy for more than one hundred years, but the last mine was closed in 2001 when the province's utility company took advantage of neoliberal globalization by importing coal--from Colombia. Colombia and Cape Breton represent the loss of well-paid, unionized industrial jobs as a result of neoliberal globalization--the economic hegemony that allows multinational corporations in the global North, primarily North America and Europe, to exploit the natural resources and cheap labour of the global South: Latin America, Africa and Asia. But the commonalities between Cape Breton and Colombia do not end with coal, there are numerous connections directly related to the capitalist system: militant labour struggles, repression, economic insecurity, population displacement, social inequality and environmental devastation. The Failure of Global Capitalism uses the examples of Cape Breton and Colombia to illustrate the harsh realities suffered by people throughout the global North and the global South under neoliberal globalization, particularly with regard to socio-economic and environmental issues. Ultimately, it exposes the failure of industrial capitalism, and looks toward more sustainable and egalitarian alternatives.

=530  \\$aAlso available in print version.

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=650  \0$aCoal mines and mining$zNova Scotia

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=650  \0$aInternational economic relations.

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Sample MARC Record for Integrating Resource 

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=490  1\$aInternational Development Research Centre

=520  2\$aIDRC's mandate is to initiate, support, and conduct research into the problems that developing regions of the world face and the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions. IDRC aims to assist scientists in developing countries to identify sustainable, long-term, and practical solutions to pressing development problems; mobilize and strengthen their research capacity, particularly the capacity for policies and technologies that promote healthier and more prosperous societies, food security, biodiversity, and access to information; develop links among researchers in other developing countries; provide them access to the results of research around the globe, particularly by developing and strengthening the electronic networking capacity of institutions that receive IDRC funding; and ensure that products from the activities it supports are used by communities in the developing world and that existing research capacity is used effectively to solve development problems. IDRC funds the work of scientists working in universities, private enterprises, government, and nonprofit organizations in developing countries and provides some support to regional research networks and institutions in developing countries. This support is designed to build a corps of researchers in each country and develop a network of people and institutions that can undertake effective research and use the results of research to effect change.

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