Thursday, April 01, 2010

MARC for Mark-up

The latest podcast from the Library 2.0 Gang, The Semantic Web and Linked Data by Karen Coyle is well worth a listen. One statement I found interesting, not sure if I agree but it got me thinking, was that MARC is a markup language rather than a data model or schema. One reason it was created was to automate the production of catalog cards. Interesting. Maybe something for a discussion in cataloging class.

2 comments:

Daniel CannCasciato said...

I suggested this back in 200 on Autocat.

"Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000
From: Daniel CannCasciato Subject: Replace MARC with MARCML ???

Hi All,

I apologize if this has already been said ... Would MARC be more acceptable if called it MAchine Readable Cataloging
Markup Language (MARCML)? ... which is also appropriately descriptive."

Daniel CannCasciato said...

cI suggested this back in 2000 on Autocat.

Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 From: Daniel CannCasciato Subject: Replace MARC with MARCML ???

Hi All,

I apologize if this has already been said ... Would MARC be more acceptable if called it MAchine Readable Cataloging
Markup Language (MARCML)?


Daniel