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Title:
Understanding MARC Bibliographic
Edition:
8th edition
Publication Date:
2009
Format:
Print
Description:
Note: This publication is now out of print.

Helps librarians and others pull out the information that might seem hidden behind the unfamiliar codes of a MARC record. Librarians who are facing a switch to an automated system can quickly learn how machine-readable cataloging relates to their familiar card catalog. Library school students can use the booklet as an easy guide to the MARC codes for their cataloging class. And vendors of automated library systems will find that the booklet is a handy introduction for their clients to the importance of using standardized MARC data.
Pagination:
29 pages
Included in Cataloger's Desktop

Related links:
Available on the Web

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/.

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