eBiblioFile is an on-demand service that creates and delivers MARC records with enhanced RDA fields for eBooks and other downloadable library titles.
When a library places an order with their eResource vendor - we currently work with 3M and OverDrive - eBiblioFile automatically receives that information and delivers ready-to-load records for each title directly to the library. Records are authority controlled, contain the library's predefined customized fields, and have a URL link to the title on the eResource vendor Web site.
Unlike other MARC services, the library receives a record for every title within two days of eBiblioFile receiving an order from the library's eResource vendor. When there is not enough metadata to create a full record, a minimal RDA MARC record is created with all the standard fields except topical subject headings. Libraries then have the option to get full replacement records for minimal records if they become available.
Full records are $1; minimal records are free of charge. With full coverage of each order and a 48-hour turnaround time, it's no longer necessary for a library to load the minimal "on order" placeholder records from their eResource vendor.
Additionally, libraries can use eBiblioFile to receive RDA MARC records for previously ordered eResource titles, and can utilize the optional RDAExpress service to convert MARC records for traditional print titles to the RDA cataloging standard.