Friday, January 23, 2004

MARC 21 Format for Community Information

Update No. 4 (October 2003) to the MARC 21 Format for Community Information is now available from the Library of Congress. It includes changes made to the community information format resulting from proposals which were considered by the ALA ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee (MARBI) at its 2003 meetings, the Canadian Committee on MARC (CCM) at its meetings in 2003 and by the Book Industry Communications/Bibliographic Standards Technical Subgroup (BIC/BSTS) at its 2003 meetings. This update features important new information including:
  • Addition of Appendix G: Organization Code Sources
  • Improved descriptions of content designators
  • Updated examples
Does anyone use this format? A while back we were looking at formats for this kind of information and decided that GILS would be a better choice. The project was never finished but in my work I found very few examples of this in use.

No comments: