What you need, when you need it!
Transit handles the online management of your orders for bibliographic records in MARC21 format, and sends them to you via the Internet the same day.
The records you receive, either individually or in lots, can then quickly be incorporated into your library catalogue.
Transit offers you access to the entire ChoixMédia and Choix databases, which contain substantially all French-language books, CD-ROMs, DVDs and other works. All records comply with the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) and are available to libraries at a very affordable unit price. Since the information is transmitted quickly, Transit lets you get new documents into circulation without delay.
To place an order with Transit, simply sign up, free of charge and download a text file containing a list of the relevant UPC, ISBN and SDM numbers. Please note that ChoixMédia and Choix allow you to consult the record before placing your order with Transit.
The processing of your order begins immediately upon its arrival, and is generally available in less than 30 seconds. You will receive an email message along with files that contain your records and the relevant reports. All results stays available at all time through an orders administration module.
Two benefits that save time!
Follow-upTransit offers a follow-up service for documents that are not found or are being processed. If the record you are searching for is not yet available, you can ask for it to be automatically sent to you as soon as it is finished. This alert may remain valid up to 10 weeks after your initial order.
Accelerated processing (pre-evaluation)SDM knows how important it is for you to process new documents as quickly as possible after publication. Therefore, SDM posts online Pre-Evaluation Records (Notices avant évaluation) . These records contain all the bibliographic information required for your catalogue, including classification and subject headings. However, they do not include the rating index (target audience, value/usefulness) or summaries. That way, you immediately have on hand valid and useful data.
Did you know?Transit allows you to order records directly from ChoixMédia and Choix. Simply add the selected records to your shopping cart. Then, click Send to Transit and you’re done!
To sign upTo use Transit, sign up online.
Signing up is free. You are only charged for the records you order.