Maschinelles Austauschformat für Bibliotheken 2 (Automated Library Exchange Format 2)

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German National Library
MAB is the Maschinelles Austauschformat für Bibliotheken (Automated Library Exchange Format). MAB enables libraries to exchange all data generated within the library context: bibliographic, authority and local data. In the course of expansion and further development of MAB into a standard communication format new requirements emerged with which MAB was not equipped to deal. Thus following a two-year development program the MAB Committee released a new format version known as MAB2. MAB2 contains all of the substantive, structural and technical modifications required for the application of MAB also as an exchange format in online environments.
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