Metadata Records for Women Writers Online

In order to support cataloging efforts at subscribing institutions, the Women Writers Project offers free metadata records for all texts published as part of Women Writers Online (WWO). Every time new texts are published in WWO, we will update this page with a metadata set consisting of records created or changed after the last publication. At that time, we will also update the set containing records for all published WWO texts.


Our records are currently available in MARC and MARCXML. To download a set, CTRL-click or right-click the appropriate link below and select the "Save link as..." option.

Publication Set Last Updated Formats
All WWO texts 2022-06-10 MARC, MARCXML
Spring 2022 2022-06-10 MARC, MARCXML
Fall 2021 2021-12-21 MARC, MARCXML
Spring 2021 2021-06-15 MARC, MARCXML
Spring 2020 2020-06-18 MARC, MARCXML
Fall 2019 2019-11-18 MARC, MARCXML
Spring 2019 2019-06-20 MARC, MARCXML
Winter 2018 2018-12-12 MARC, MARCXML
Spring 2018 2018-06-25 MARC, MARCXML
Removes the record TR00261, which references an unpublished text. This set also includes updates to the URLs of TR00106, TR00225, and TR00698.
Winter 2017–2018 2018-02-22 MARC, MARCXML
Includes minor updates to TR00146, TR00266, TR00267, and TR00714.
Summer 2017 2017-09-20 MARC, MARCXML
Spring 2017 2017-06-26 MARC, MARCXML
Fall 2016 2017-01-04 MARC, MARCXML
Includes revisions to three records' control numbers: TR00534 becomes TR00534.01; TR00231.01 becomes TR00231; and TR00232.01 becomes TR00232.
Spring 2016 2016-07-07 MARC, MARCXML
Includes the addition of a publication date to field 534 in Charlotte Lennox's The Lady's Museum.
Fall 2015 2016-01-04 MARC, MARCXML
Includes a correction to Eliza Haywood's The Female Spectator, Volume 4, which used a duplicate identifier 'TR00261.01' in controlfield 001. The correct identifier is TR00261.04.
Summer 2015 2015-10-09 MARC, MARCXML
Includes corrections to the authorship and title information for the texts previously published as Catharine Trotter's Olinda's Adventures and Trotter's Letters of Love and Gallantry, Volume 2.


As of July 2020, all MARC records contain a secure link in field 856 (HTTPS rather than HTTP). While this is a minor change, we encourage our subscribers to refresh their metadata with records from the "All WWO texts" set.

As of October 2015, all MARC records include control fields 001 and 003, and data field 040 now uses the MARC Organization Code for the WWP. These changes will allow us to better communicate any edits to particular records. If your organization ingested a copy of the WWO MARC records before October 2015, it may be necessary to remove and replace them all with the newest complete set. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you will find the records even more useful than before.

As of July 2015, the MARC records created by Brown University should be considered out-of-date. The Women Writers Project recommends that institutions remove records corresponding to this list of OCLC identifiers. Some of these records are the result of a merge by OCLC, and so the originals may need to be removed from local cataloging systems manually, using this tab-delimited text file as reference.