The FTP MARC and Order checkout facility provides the ability to make selections from either electronic notification slips or database searches, download a MARC file into your Library Management System (LMS) and place orders in one step.
FTP MARC & Clear would be an option if you are currently ordering through your EDI capabilities. The downloaded file can be FTP'd directly into your LMS and used to create an EDI order. Once you have confirmed the file download properly, the selections are cleared from your OASIS shopping cart or ordering list.
MARC Download & Order may be used if you prefer to download into a local PC or server first and to the upload the MARC file into your LMS to create acquisitions or holding records in your system at the same time as placing an order directly with ProQuest.
MARC Download & Clear is for those who prefer to download into a local PC or server first and to then upload the MARC file into the LMS to create acquisitions or holding records in your system before placing an order via EDI.
The downloaded MARC records have the standard tags and can be modified to suit the needs of your system. Additional local ordering data can be mapped to the 9XX fields as required.
NOTE: Users of MARC records from OASIS must abide by 'Guidelines for the Use and Transfer of OCLC-Derived Records'.
Setting up and Testing FTP MARC or MARC Download
In order to set up these checkout types in OASIS, it is necessary to contact Technical services.
For customers based in the United Kingdom:
Keir Finnerty, EDI Support Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0)1425 485850
For customers based in North America: