De Gruyter Partners with Scope to Create MARC Records from ONIX/Klopotek XML Files

Chennai, India, March 14, 2015 --( Scope e-Knowledge Center (Scope), a leading provider of knowledge services and a Quatrro Global Services company, has announced its engagement with De Gruyter, a leading academic publisher headquartered in Berlin, to create MARC records from ONIX or Klopotek XML files. As part of this partnership, Scope created MARC records for selected backlist and frontlist titles of partners, e-editions and print editions of De Gruyter across the humanities, STM and law domains.

ONIX, an XML-based standard for book metadata, provides a consistent way for publishers, retailers and their supply chain partners to communicate rich information about their products. Conversion of ONIX metadata to MARC21 format requires deep subject matter expertise to map the XML tags of ONIX files with the MARC fields.

De Gruyter chose Scope for creating MARC records from ONIX/Klopotek XML files along with bibliographic holding codes provided for selected backlist and new publications. Scope employed its proprietary MARC platform, mARCatTM, for this assignment. The mARCat platform can handle all versions of ONIX (2.0, 3.0 and 3.1). Scope has an experienced bibliographic/cataloging team comprising highly qualified library professionals and expertise in creating and updating MARC formats (AACR2 and RDA).

Carsten Buhr, Managing Director at De Gruyter, commented, “We are confident that Scope’s team will ensure the customized, enriched, and more granular MARC records we require to successfully meet the demands of our customers. De Gruyter is also the home of the Library and Information Science imprint Saur, and of the IFLA Publications. Thus we have quite a name and track record in the library community, which is why we are very much dedicated to supporting libraries in managing their collections by providing fast and unrestricted access to high quality metadata.”

Commenting on this partnership, Tram Venkatraman, President of Scope, said, “Scope has been offering MARC record services for e-books, journals and other technical publications of publishers, information aggregators and leading standards organizations. With robust technology-assisted processes and its team’s expertise, Scope is well positioned to provide MARC records for De Gruyter.”

Joseph Ranjan, Scope’s Vice President of Data Services & Business Research, commented, “Creating librarian-friendly MARC records and enhanced metadata can improve discoverability. Scope is delighted to have the opportunity to partner with De Gruyter for creating MARC21 records.”

About De Gruyter

The independent academic publisher De Gruyter can look back at an over 260 year history. Headquartered in Berlin, De Gruyter publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the umanities, social sciences, medicine, natural sciences, and law, more than 700 journals, and a broad range of digital media. The Group owns the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Open, and De Gruyter Saur.

About Scope e-Knowledge Center
Scope, a Quatrro Global Services company, is an award-winning provider of outsourced, cost-effective Content Enhancement Services, Data Management Services, Business Research Services and Patent Analytics for various clients across the globe. Scope, a niche knowledge services provider, has employees from various educational backgrounds and experience delivering knowledge solutions across multiple industry verticals and domains. Scope fulfils customer needs by leveraging its experience and capabilities using in-house developed proprietary technology solutions and platforms for service delivery as well as its internal needs. Scope is also the publisher of the daily newsletter Knowledgespeak, a comprehensive news service focusing on the STM information industry.

For more information, please contact:
Deborah Harman
Associate Vice President,
Business Development,
UK & Europe
Scope e-Knowledge Center
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Joseph Ranjan
Vice President,
Scope e-Knowledge Center,
+91 44 2431 4201 Ext 302
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