Friday, May 16, 2008

MARC Online

More news from LOC.
The Network Development and MARC Standards Office is pleased to announce that the Full versions of the all five MARC 21 formats are now available online, along with the Online Concise.
The "full" version of a format contains detailed descriptions of every data element, along with examples, input conventions, and history sections - all of the information from the printed formats. There are no textual differences between the Online Full and the printed documentation. The Concise still contains all of the elements and enough description to serve many lookup needs. Changes from the most recent update of the formats are indicated in the text of both the Online Concise and the Online Full.

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