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MARC 21 Format for Community Information: Including Guidelines for Content Designation
Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress
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Features specifications for inputting and communicating information about non-bibliographic resources (programs, services, organizations, individuals, one-time and ongoing events) that fulfill a community's information needs. Compatible with the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format. Defines the codes and conventions (tags, indicators, subfield codes, and coded values) that identify the data elements in the records. Includes full record examples showing how records are coded.
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