- MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data: 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.
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:
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/.