Baker & Taylor: Reported Issue with MARC Record Download

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Multiple libraries have reported issues with the number of titles on a purchase order not matching the number of titles in the MARC file downloaded from Baker & Taylor. We have been able to determine the MARC record for a title is not included when the 20th position of the leader portion contains a 3; this position should always contain a 4. This issue has been reported to Baker & Taylor for a resolution, we do not know how long it will take them to accomplish this.

There is no need to refrain from importing MARC Orders from Baker & Taylor at this time. You should however verify all titles have been imported. If you find some titles are dropped you should contact Baker & Taylor to pass along the issue identified above.

We will update this issue as more information becomes available and send a SWANcom when it has been resolved.

Tracking Updates: 
Issue Updates
February 13, 2020 - 4:45pm
We are continuing to monitor this issue. This update is to inform users that it appears records containing this error (the 3 in place of the 4) are problematic, but they also affect records immediately following them in the same MARC file. So the number of records that fail to load may exceed the number of records with this error in a given file. When reporting these issues to Baker & Taylor, it may help to indicate exactly which records didn't load and note their proximity in the MARC file if it is possible to determine.
February 27, 2020 - 1:45pm
This issue is still affecting some records in MARC files downloaded from Baker & Taylor. Please continue to monitor your finished 9xx reports to verify that the number of titles created matches the number of titles downloaded. Any discrepancies should be sent back to Baker & Taylor so they can send you corrected files. You may also send a ticket to in addition to contacting Baker & Taylor.
April 6, 2020 - 7:30am
Baker & Taylor has reported this issue resolved. All libraries should now be receiving good MARC records.