Machine-Readable Cataloging Standards

Short Title: 
MARC 21
Provider: 
Library of Congress
Description: 
The MARC standards consist of the MARC formats, which are standards for the representation and communication of bibliographic and related information in machine-readable form, and related documentation. It defines a bibliographic data format that was developed by Henriette Avram at the Library of Congress beginning in the 1960s. It provides the protocol by which computers exchange, use, and interpret bibliographic information. Its data elements make up the foundation of most library catalogs used today.
Category: 
XML-Schema
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Textual Definition