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Understanding MARC Authority Records
2nd edition
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Print, booklet
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.
28 pages
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