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As of April 1, 2020, British Archaeological Reports (BAR) is live on Fulcrum. To visit the collection, visit For important updates, visit the Fulcrum page on our site. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXX for any issues.


  • BAR User Manual
  • Access and Browser Requirements
  • OpenURL Compliance
  • Linking to Text Sections
  • ADA Compliance and Accessibility
  • Printing and Downloading
  • MARC Records
  • Titles/MARC Records Removed
  • Usage Statistics (Stats)
  • Proxy-Server Configuration
  • IP Address Updates
  • Common Access Problems
  • Shibboleth / OpenAthens
  • Privacy and Data Collection
  • Terms
  • Contact Information
  • Search wildcards

Download the BAR Terms and Contract for Annual Subscription.

BAR User Manual

The BAR User Manual was designed to collect relevant information pertaining to navigation and use of the collection in one place, as a single PDF file. 


Access and Browser Requirements

Books may be accessed directly from links in the MARC records that have been loaded into the catalog of a subscribing purchasing institution. These records contain stable URLs that represent the most reliable way to reach the material at our site. If a subscribing institution has an access system that requires that URLs be rewritten, such as for proxy service, statistics tabulation, etc., that institution will need to make those local modifications to the URLs as system access requires.


BAR is OpenURL compliant on the title level, but not on the chapter and page level. In order to offer the most stable link to an individual title, you may use the title-specific handle's DOI, which can be found in the book’s catalog record, and the format for which matches the following example:

You may also use the Citable Link on the on the title record page of each book at, located , located beneath the Subject. The format matches this example:

The Citable Link (s).

The DOI may be used to link to a title in the BAR collection on syllabi and course packs or on learning management systems such as Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas and D2L.

ADA Compliance and Accessibility

ACLS British Archaeological Reports is live on the Fulcrum platform as of August 1, 2018. From


If you have any further questions, please email XXXXXX.

Printing and Downloading

Since most material on this site is licensed for online electronic distribution only, this means that users are restricted to printing a chapter or chapters for personal research use. If, as an instructor, you want to use material in a course, you can provide the Citable Link permanent URL on the title record page. If you want to photocopy a chapter for your course, you must apply directly to the original publisher or copyright holder for permission, BAR Publishing. If in doubt, or for further information, see our section on fair use.


Do not distribute the download link — BAR titles can be accessed by subscribers users in a variety of ways, which impacts the URL generated.

A chapter may be downloaded or printed at a time. This is generally sufficient for following a citation or extracting a quotation and follows BAR’s policy for fair-use rights and limitations.

Please note, BAR’s XML titles on Fulcrum currently do not support chapter downloads. (updated 5/1/19)

BAR also offers a subset of titles from its collection for purchase separately as print-on-demand or handheld editions.

MARC Records

MARC records are available free to subscribers and can be downloaded here .

As of August 2018, the following files are available:

  • (13 records, representing the 13 Humanities Open Book Program titles on the BAR platform as of August 2017)
  • (includes 258 records, representing the 259 books added in August 2018)
    • The data for Vol. I & II of The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce are consolidated in a single record.
  • acls14_REMOVED (includes 3 records, representing 3 titles removed from the collection in August 2017. Note, no titles were removed in the 2018 release.)
  • (includes records for all books in rounds 1-15, totaling 5,409 titles).  Note that some MARC records are consolidated for multi-volume sets.

New subscribers or those who have not recently updated their catalogs should download the cumulative file,, which includes MARC records for all BAR titles currently available. (Also see below for a list of all titles removed to date.)


PLEASE NOTE: The records are MARC21, USMARC records, in Unicode UTF-8 format. There is may be a discrepancy between the number of records and the number of books in the collection due to the fact that multi-volume sets share a single record. Every effort has been made to bring these records up to current national standards.


Titles/MARC Records Removed

Since BAR went live in September 2002March 2020, 161 0 titles have been removed from the collection. Libraries can download a list of those titles (including removal dates) here.

Usage Statistics (Stats)

Institutional subscribers can access their stats for our new platform, Fulcrum, at Stats have been recorded here since our migration on August 1, 2018. You can still access stats from before July 31, 2018 at (choose ACLS British Archaeological Reports (acls) in scrolling menu).

BAR stats are COUNTER 5 compliant. The COUNTER 5 standard is markedly different from COUNTER 4. The biggest difference comes in the way the reports count the number of hits. Your stats look different because the new COUNTER 5 standard shows use in a very different way and Fulcrum provides readers with a more modern way of reading which doesn’t rely on individual page views in a page turner.

IMPORTANT: Several reports are available, but for details on title usage BAR subscribers should draw on the Title Master Report with the total item requests metric. For general platform usage, subscribers should draw on the Platform Master Report using the total item investigations metric. For details on chapter downloads, subscribers should draw on the Item Master Report using the total item requests metric.


If your campus uses a proxy server, it generally needs to be configured with the host names and/or domains of our servers. Please note, since the DLXS platform will remain live until December 2018, librarians should keep the DLXS proxy stanza in place until notified otherwise. Questions? Email subscriptions@BARook

New Fulcrum Configurations


Please note that throttle settings in your configuration may have a negative impact on your members' use of large files on Fulcrum. 

Existing DLXS Configurations

Title ACLS British Archaeological Reports
HostJavaScript quod.lib.umich.eduHostJavaScript

For the proxy service to take effect, users at your campus or institution need to access the service via a connection through the proxy server, not directly. Your proxy server administrator can provide you with a proper URL for linking to our service; ensure that your users are entering via that URL.


If you would like to add an IP address to your authorized range (or remove one), please send us your update request by contacting  subscriptions@BARook.orgXXXXX, and the data will be forwarded to our technical support team. We will send a confirmation when the update has been made. Please note there is no separate log-in allowing subscribers to independently enter updates.


This information can be included in your order form or emailed to XXXX.

Privacy and Data Collection