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Processing and Cataloging

We Offer Processing and Cataloging Services

Mylar Jackets

The Mylar jackets are attached (taped) to the books. They cannot be sent untaped.

Placeholder MARC records (FREE)

These are basic (skeleton) records provided at the beginning of each span for our members. Download a custom list of placeholder records into your system to help ensure that you do not duplicate the titles coming to you from JLG.
To download the placeholder records, log into your account and go to My Books, My Forthcoming Books.  There will be a link to download a complete set of placeholder records on this page. They are also available on the individual title pages.

Standard MARC records (FREE)

We offer standard MARC records for download on our Web site at no charge to our customers. The records can not be customized in any way—no local holdings, barcodes, custom Dewey classifications.  Each record contains all three subject headings (LC, LC Childrens, and Sears). They are available for download individually or as a group by JLG shipment or packing list.
To download the standard MARC records by shipment, log in to your account and visit the “Deliveries/MARC” page. Select the order you need to download and click on the “Download” button to the right of the order.  Save the file to your desktop, rename it “microlif.001,” and import to your software.
To download a standard MARC record by book, log into your account and locate the book you need. Click on the “Download standard MARC Record” option. Save the file to your desktop, rename it “microlif.001,” and import to your software.
Note that you will need to set this as your processing option on your profile in order to download records by shipment.

Custom MARC records

Our custom MARC records are made to your specifications–local holdings, Dewey classifications, or subject headings of your choice. The records are available via e-mail attachment or on hard copy (CD). You will need to fill out our processing specifications form located under “Processing Options” in your account. One (1) custom spine label will be provided to match the MARC record.

Barcode labels

Barcode labels (2 per title) are available at an additional charge to the MARC records. In order to receive barcode labels, you must purchase the custom MARC records. The labels will be provided to you loose and will be in your monthly shipment.

Shelf-ready processing

Out of the box and on to the shelves. We offer fully attached shelf-ready processing for just $2.00/book. This option will provide you with a custom spine label and barcode label attached to the dust jacket which is covered by a Mylar jacket. Custom MARC records are provided for each book. Please note that books without dust jackets will have label protectors placed over the spine and barcode labels—Mylar jackets are not available on these titles.
Get started in 3 easy steps!
  1. 1. Log in to the site. (If you haven’t registered yet, click the “Get Started” button and follow the instructions to activate your web account.)
  2. 2. Click “Processing Profile” under "My Account".
  3. 3. Select your processing options and complete your profile for custom MARC records or shelf-ready processing.
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