automate your marc record search


MatchMARC is a Google Apps Script published as a Google Sheets Addon.
It is a tool that automates MARC record searches. It uses OCLC's WorldCat Search API. You can configure the search to return your 'best' match directly within your Google Sheet.

Presentations & Publications

American Library Association's 2019 annual conference
ALA Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest group

Code4Lib Article - Nov. 2019
MatchMarc: A Google Sheets Add-on that uses the WorldCat Search API

Project Source Code on Github


The source code for this project is freely available here:

If you have questions or suggestions please contact Michelle at


Match MARC is designed to help libraries search for MARC records using OCLC APIs and Google Sheets.

Match MARC accesses spreadsheets and performs edits. The app does not store or share any of this information. It does not request, collect, or store any personal information, such as email address.

You can view Google's privacy policy here:

Match MARC was built as an open-source app. It is provided at no cost and is intended for use as is.

I may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.