- MARC 21 Specifications for Record Structure, Character Sets, and Exchange Media
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- Discontinued in print. Available free at the Library of Congress MARC web site
Technical information about MARC 21 record structure, character sets, and exchange media. An essential resource if you exchange MARC records on magnetic tape or cartridges, microcomputer diskettes, or via electronic file transfer (FTP) over the Internet.
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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/.