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Title:
Understanding MARC Bibliographic
Format:
Web-based subscription service
Description:
Discontinued print publication.

Available in Cataloger's Desktop. See http://www.loc.gov/cds/desktop/

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:

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).

> more about MARC Documentation