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    360 MARC Updates: MARC Records for HathiTrust Databases Not Available

    • Product: 360 MARC Updates

    Can we get 360 MARC Updates records for the eBooks in the HathiTrust databases?

    The HathiTrust (Public Domain & Copyright Works), HathiTrust (Public Domain only) and HathiTrust Digital Library databases currently have 0 (zero) titles (holdings) in 360 KB. Our 360 MARC Updates system cannot generate a record without a corresponding holding, so at present we cannot supply MARC records for any titles in either of these database.
    However, records in MARC21 format may be harvested directly from HathiTrust via OAI feed for the materials in the public domain. Instructions can be found at the HathiTrust's page on Data Availability and APIs.
    Here is the relevant excerpt from that page (as of 3-Dec-2018):
    The University of Michigan provides an OAI feed of MARC21 and unqualified Dublin Core records for public domain materials in HathiTrust. OAI (Open Archives Initiative) allows harvesters to access records made available using the OAI protocol. Harvesters using our OAI feed will access new records, updated records or discover if any records have been deleted. For best practices related to OAI, and a list of potential harvesters, see
    These records can be harvested through the following URLs:

    In place of "set=hathitrust" at the end of the URLs above, use "set=hathitrust:pdus" to access materials that are public domain in the United States only and "set=hathitrust:pd" to access materials that are in the public domain worldwide.

    Note: the MARC feed does not provide full MARC records. View the list of fields that are included in the HathiTrust MARC OAI feed at

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 3-Dec-2018
    • Old Article Number: 7298
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