Understanding MARC Bibliographic: Machine-Readable
by Betty Furrie in conjunction with the Data Base Development
Department of The Follett Software Company
edition reviewed and edited by the Network Development and MARC
Standards Office, Library of Congress
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MARC Bibliographic was a copyrighted work originally published
by the Follett Software Co. in 1988. Other previous editions
are the following: second edition, 1989; third edition, 1990;
fourth edition, 1994; fifth edition, 1998; sixth edition, 2000; seventh edition, 2003.
is a MARC Record, and Why is it Important?
I: What Does MARC Mean?
Part II: Why Is a MARC Record Necessary?
Part III: MARC Terms and Their Definitions
Part IV: Where do MARC Records Originate?
Part V: MARC Data Issues
Part VI: In Conclusion
21 Reference Materials -- Parts VII to X
VII: A Summary of Commonly Used MARC 21 Fields
Part VIII: A List of Other Fields Often Seen in MARC Records
Part IX: The Leader
Part X: Field 008 for Books
21 Reference Materials -- Parts XI to XII
XI: A Sample Record in Various Formats
Part XII: AV Records: From Cards to MARC 21
MARC 21 Content Designators: A Review
for Understanding MARC Bibliographic
Notes & Credits
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