BestMARC sets the standard in metadata management. Our best-in-class online MARC management system makes processing and maintaining MARC records fast, easy and convenient. With up-to-date, accurate metadata for better discoverability, you’ll extend the value of your library’s collection.
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a program designed to recognize elite products and services in the library market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.
The customizable BestMARC tool is your complete online solution for managing your MARC records. It’s never been easier to create, edit, and share your records.
BestMARC comes in three subscription levels to fit the needs of your libraries.
A BestMARC Standard subscription offers a full cataloging solution geared toward creating new MARC records. Use Search to find a record from our extensive database or other databases via Z39.50 and customize it however you please. It also includes our full-featured cataloger with context-sensitive help, tips, and examples.
A BestMARC Global subscription is your complete metadata management solution. In addition to all the features of BestMARC Standard and BestMARC Plus, add powerful MARC management features like Lists to quickly visualize groups of your records and Global Edits to make changes across your entire database.
Use Workflows to combine work into a single command, for instance to make different sets of changes for improving records from different vendors or record sources. Share items with your colleagues for better standardization and avoid duplicating work.
Learn more about the best first step in connecting readers with the library resources that they are looking for with a free personalized demo today!
We also offer scheduled virtual tours, overviews, trainings, and other professional development sessions.
From single libraries with independent catalogs to large districts with union catalogs, our team works together with you to create the perfect BestMARC solution to meet your needs.
For a single user, billed annually. Multi-user discounts available
|$41.60 per month
|$33.25 per month
|First year free, then $5.00 per month thereafter
MARC Record Editor
MARC Tips, Examples, Errors
Includes context-sensitive links to LOC and RDA Toolkit documentation
48 built-in templates, user-created templates
Search More Servers
Side-by-side comparison of changes, rollback changes
Reading Program Updates
Automatically update Accelerated Reader 360®, Fountas & Pinnell®, Lexile®, Reading Counts!®, & ReadnQuiz™
Convert to RDA
Tag 260 to 264, 336, 337 & 338 updates, 100s of terms expanded, birth and death dates, unnumbered pages, leaves & plates and more
Subject Heading Updates
Library of Congress, Library of Congress Children’s, Sears and Kid Friendly, plus Subject Enrichment feature
State and National award notes
Brief to Full
Adds selected fields for records found in the BestMARC record source
Automatically fixes common problems in your MARC records
Organize records into lists
Find smaller groups of records
Create and save powerful instructions to make batch changes to your database
Combine Enhancements and Global Edits sequentially for easy processing
Our team is always ready to support any cataloger with BestMARC, from novice to seasoned professional.
With tutorials, webinars, detailed instructions, or even live support, we’re there when you need us. We’ll make sure you get the most out of your catalog.