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Title:
MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data: Including Guidelines for Content Designation
Author:
Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress
Edition:
2000 edition with Updates 1-4 interfiled
Publication Date:
2000
Format:
Free download
Description:
Discontinued print product. MARC 21 formats and their updates are available free on the Library of Congress MARC web site.

Defines the codes and conventions (tags, indicators, subfield codes, and coded values) that identify elements in MARC holdings reports for serial and nonserial items. Important for local and union catalogs, online catalogs, cooperative acquisitions, collection development, preservation programs, national union catalogs, union list activities, and as a link in fully automated interlibrary loan and document delivery systems. Includes examples illustrating proper usage and guidelines for using the format according to American National Standards for Holdings Statements.
Included in Cataloger's Desktop

Related links:
Concise format
MARC Web Site
Language:
English

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