If you would like to contribute data to be included in OpenTexts.World, please email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We can work with MARC21, Dublin Core or CSV (comma-separated) files in the format below. We have also been able to harvest data via OAI-PMH and IIIF discovery, or via custom existing data feeds and APIs.
If your data is in another format, please contact us as we may be able to process and integrate it. We love a challenge!
If you are submitting comma separated data please follow the format below. Contact us if you want to include other data/fields that are not represented in the format - we'll try and adapt our tools to accommodate your data.
Repeatable fields must be separated with a '|' pipe.
|organisation||Unique name of provider||Mandatory||Not repeatable|
|So we know which organisation contributed the metadata and content. This info will be displayed in a facet and in the full record display. E.g.: Wellcome Library, National Library of Scotland, HathiTrust.|
|idLocal||Local identifier||Mandatory||Not repeatable|
|ID from the local system - so each library can look up their local system if there's a query.|
|title||Title of the work||Mandatory||Not repeatable|
|For example MARC 245 $a $b or DC terms:title.|
|urlMain||URL to access the item||Mandatory||Not repeatable|
|The URL that is most appropriate for a user to follow to get direct/immediate access to the content. May be in MARC 856 or DC terms:identifier. This will likely be a 'landing page' containing metadata about the item and the item itself.|
|year||Year of publication||Desirable||Not repeatable|
|This needs to be numeric and four digits in length as it is used to feed the year filter.|
|date||Date of publication||Desirable||Not repeatable|
|Ideally numeric but can be any value. MARC 008 position 7-10 rather than MARC 260 $c - e.g. preferred to 1884 vs ca.1884). May be in DC terms:date.|
|May be in MARC 260 $b, MARC 264 $a, or DC terms:publisher.|
|Author, editor, creator, organisation - any named person or organisation involved in the creation of the work. May be in MARC 1xx, 7xx and DC terms:creator, DC terms:contributor.|
|topic||Subject or topic||Desirable||Repeatable|
|May be in MARC 6xx, and DC terms:subject.|
|Description about the content. May be in MARC 5xx or DC terms:description.|
|urlPDF||URL of a PDF||Optional||Not repeatable|
|urlIIIF||URL to a IIIF manifest||Optional||Not repeatable|
|urlPlainText||URL to a plain text file||Optional||Not repeatable|
|urlALTOXML||URL to an ALTO XML file||Optional||Not repeatable|
|If there are other URLs for the content that may be useful - perhaps Google Books URL, or link to the catalogue record of the original.|
|placeOfPublication||Place of publication||Optional||Repeatable|
|May be in MARC 260 $a or MARC 264 $a or DC terms:coverage.|
|licence||Licence of the material||Optional||Not repeatable|
|May be in MARC 540 or DC terms:rights. For example CC-BY.|
|Other local or external identifiers such as DOIs.|
|catLink||Direct record link||Optional||Not repeatable|
|A link to the item in your catalogue or discovery system.|
|language||Item language||Optional||Not repeatable|
|May be in MARC 008 position 35-37 and/or MARC 041.[code list] or DC terms:language. Additional default values of 'Not specified' and 'Undetermined'.|