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De Gruyter is dedicated to support libraries in building up and supporting their collections by providing high quality metadata, so that even with the purchase of complete packages patrons will have user friendly access in no time. 

For this reason De Gruyter’s online platform ensures straightforward access to MARC records for eBooks on various places of the website. If you are interested in getting metadata for journal subscriptions as well, we recommend using data from providers such as Serials Solutions or refer to the ZDB-network.


Institutions will find MARC records of their purchased content not in the 'Institutional Administration' area, but on this very platform in the "My De Gruyter" area for registered users - the login details are identical. 

Metadata for the institution's whole collection can be downloaded with one click on „MARC records for eBooks“ in the tab „My Account Details“ right below „Download MARC records“; other content will follow in the future. 

Please note:
Requesting metadata for huge collections of eBook may result in occasional timeouts: "An error has occurred in the application. Please contact support. Thank you for your patience and understanding." After a second attempt, the download should start. 

Alternatively, we are of course glad to manually provide you with the requested MARC records. In this case please use our contact form below.

All MARC records are also individually available on a title level. They can be found on each title's information overview, under the "Details" tab.

Same for eBook packages, metadata is available in the “Details” tab of the respective package.

A complete set of MARC records for Harvard University Press can be found here.

Since the recently-launched cooperation with the Common Library Network (GBV), MARC of records appear in two versions on the platform:

  1. With publication of an eBook to the platform, minimal records are automatically generated from its data. These records are on a very minimal level with just enough data to populate a catalogue and link to the content.
  2. Approximately six weeks after publication, the initial metadata is replaced with high quality MARC records of the GBV.

 Libraries may freely edit all MARC records to their needs and load them into their union catalogues.


De Gruyter records are typically updated on a monthly basis. A newsletter will be set up in the near future.


For any MARC record enquiries please use our contact form below.