- MARC 21 Format for Community Information: Including Guidelines for Content Designation
- Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress
- 2000 edition with Updates 1-4 interfiled
- Publication Date:
- Free download
- Discontinued print product. MARC 21 formats and their updates are available free on the Library of Congress MARC web site.
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.
- Included in Cataloger's Desktop
- Related links:
MARC Web Site
Introduction to MARC Documentation
Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) is the standard in library automation, forming the backbone of today's automated library systems, networks, and bibliographical utilities. The Library of Congress MARC products set the standard for MARC cataloging documentation. Available in Cataloger's Desktop and free online on the Library's MARC web site, http://www.loc.gov/marc/.