MARC formats

For encoding their printed and audiovisual material most libraries are still currently using MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) formats which are applications of the ISO 2709 file standard. This is a very old format which originated at the US Library of Congress in the 1960s. While the majority of library software available still uses variations of the MARC format, there is an increasing push to implement new XML based formats due to their increased flexibility.

Bibliography, Best practices

Last update: 5 December 2017


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