MARCIVE Company History


ncorporated in 1981, MARCIVE, Inc. specializes in high quality, cost effective MARC bibliographic and authorities processing for libraries. Early products included customized catalog cards, microfiche catalogs, and CD-ROM catalogs, with an emphasis on providing time and money savings for libraries.

As technologies have changed and the needs of libraries have grown, MARCIVE has responded. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, MARCIVE was approached by librarians who wanted a better way to incorporate US government documents into their catalogs. The result of these conversations was a multiyear project with librarians from Texas A&M University, Rice University, and Louisiana State University to deduplicate, correct, and enhance data generated by the US Government Printing Office (GPO). For over 20 years we have worked with depositories and the GPO to develop useful products and services to manage depository receipts. As more documents have gone electronic MARCIVE has developed our services to increase discoverability of government documents and reduce workload.

Authority control is an integral part of every service we offer, and has been since the 1980s. We offer everything to make your catalog better: authorities processing, brief record upgrade, and other customized services.

Our goal is to help librarians do their jobs more efficiently and effectively and provide easy access to their collections. We work with all types of libraries and look forward to learning more about yours and how we can be of assistance.


MARCIVE will be closed Dec. 23, 26, 30 and Jan. 2 for the winter holidays.

MARCIVE Enhances the U.S. Catalog of Government Publications
See the announcement from GPO's FDLP News & Events 

Illegal aliens: Part 2

New Year.  New Priorities.

LC changed the "Illegal alien" subject heading, among others.  Now what?

Go paperless!  In the coming year, we will no longer mail paper invoices.  Contact us with the email you want us to use for electronic invoicing.

15 new libraries to be added to the Cataloging Record Distribution Program for FREE cataloging

Need solutions for dealing with headings such as "Illegal Aliens"?  Learn how we assisted one customer.

Presentation on how our Comprehensive Notification Service can work in SirsiDynix Symphony.

New! QLSP Spanish language subject heading verification

New URI Enrichment Option

MARCIVE's Authorities Processing and RDA Conversion Services received Platinum distinction in the 2021 MLA Awards. Learn more.

Interested in learning more about outsourced authority control in the Ex Libris Alma system?  See our recent webinar from a current customer.

More about FAST headings

Alternative to FTP?  Yes!

On-Demand Webinar: Making eRecords More Findable

Need to send out an RFP for data remediation and authorities processing?  See our newly revised template.

Not able to do backfile authorities processing just now?  Explore your options.

New!  FAST access point creation

New!  Updated version of MarciveWeb SELECT released

Copying & pasting can cause havoc in MARC records

MARCIVE provides metadata conversion for catalog visibility

Looking for a new authorities vendor?  Contact us to learn about your various options.

MARCIVE Services for ExLibris Libraries : Consortium or Standalone

NEW!  Option for 34X fields creation during RDA conversion

MARCIVE Participates in GPO Webinar

Success story for LeRoy Collins Leon County

Added Benefits of Comprehensive Notification (CNS)

FAST Headings Now Examined

Lexile Beginning Reader Measures More Granular

Comprehensive Notification Service

Webinar to Help Complete the CRDP Profile

Options for Genre Terms

Check out our BLOG!

Why do RDA Conversion?

Check out revised sample RFP for authorities processing  here

MARCIVE provides RDA conversion for diverse libraries

Considering a backfile authorities processing project?
Check out our Backfile Authorities FAQ