The delivery workflow of e-book metadata gets more varied. Springer announced that they offer a new online tool for freely downloading e-book metadata as MARC or MARCXML and e-book Excel lists, including selection criteria and options for grouping.
From the press release:
In order to increase the quality of metadata, Springer has released a new web tool that allows catalogers and librarians to easily download tailor-made batches of MARC records (Machine-Readable-Cataloging) or eBook title lists. […] Various studies and online usage statistics have proven that cataloging of eBooks drives usage of eBooks substantially. In addition to the tool on its website, Springer can also deliver MARC records through FTP, directly to an institution’s ftp server.