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Title:
Understanding MARC Authority Records
Edition:
2nd edition
Publication Date:
2004
Format:
Free download
Description:
Note: This publication is now out of print.

A great introduction to MARC authority records. Helps librarians and others discover the information that may seem hidden behind the record's unfamiliar codes. Ideal for library school students who can use this booklet as an easy guide to MARC authority codes for cataloging classes. Automated library system vendors will find the booklet a handy introduction for their clients to the importance of using standardized MARC data.
Pagination:
28 pages
Related links:
Available on the Web

Introduction to MARC Documentation

Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) is the standard in library automation. Available in Cataloger's Desktop (http://www.loc.gov/cds/desktop).

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