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MARC is an acronym, used in the field of library science, that stands for MAchine-Readable Cataloging. 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. The record structure of MARC is an implementation of ISO 2709, also known as ANSI/NISO Z39.2. MARC records are composed of three elements: the record structure, the content designation, and the data content of the record. The record structure implements national and international standards (e.g., Z39.2, ISO2709). The content designation is "the codes and conventions established to identify explicitly and characterize ... data elements within a record" and support their manipulation. The content of data elements in MARC records is defined by standards outside the formats such as AACR2, L.C. Subject Headings, and MeSH. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: MARC standards)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'marc': 98 (5.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'marc' across all Ariadne articles: 314
  • Average number of references to 'marc' per Ariadne article: 3.20
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'marc': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'marc': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'marc':

  1. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. dennis nicholson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. mick ridley (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Electronic Journals: Problem Or Panacea?

Judith Edwards outlines some of the problems faced by academia in the acquisition and provision of electronic journals.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Monash University Library Electronic Resources Directory

Lisa Smith describes a system which can be used to help people locate the electronic resources of Monash University Library

May 1997, issue9, project update

The Future of Digitising at the State Library of Victoria, Australia

Catherine Herman and Indra Kurzeme discuss the multimedia source project, set within the context of the pro-multimedia State of Victora, Australia.

May 1997, issue9, project update

Extending Metadata for Digital Preservation

Michael Day suggests how the concept of metadata could be extended to provide information in the specific field of digital preservation.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

COPAC: The New Nationally Accessible Union Catalogue

Shirley Cousins introduces COPAC and discusses some of the issues involved in the ongoing development of a consolidated union OPAC.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

INFOMINE

Steve Mitchell describes INFOMINE, an impressive attempt to build a Web-based virtual library for the academic community.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Making a MARC With Dublin Core

Jon Knight revisits his Perl module for processing MARC records that was introduced in the last issue and adds UNIMARC, USMARC and a script that converts Dublin Core metadata into USMARC records.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Down Under With the Dublin Core

Paul Miller and Tony Gill offer a view of the recent Dublin Core metadata workshop in the Australian capital, Canberra.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Handling MARC With PERL

Jon Knight investigates the inner workings of the MARC record's binary distribution format and presents the first cut at a Perl module to read and write MARC records.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

The BNBMARC Currency Survey

Ann Chapman describes the BNBMARC Currency Survey, a performance measurement survey on the supply of bibliographic records.

November 1996, issue6, project update

10th Annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar

Kelly Russell from the eLib programme describes this seminar, which heavily featured speakers and current issues relevant to the UK digital libraries movement.

November 1996, issue6, event report

Metadata for the Masses

Paul Miller describes Dublin Core and several ideas for how it can be implemented.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

Serving the Arts and Humanities

Dan Greenstein gives an extensive description of AHDS, the Arts and Humanities Data Service: its objectives, organisation, and how the data will be collected, preserved and described..

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Meta Detectors

Lorcan Dempsey talks about metadata and the development of resource discovery services in the UK.

May 1996, issue3, feature article

Link: A New Beginning for BUBL

Dennis Nicholson and Joanne Gold present an overview of 'daughter of BUBL'.

May 1996, issue3, feature article

ROADS: Resource Organisation and Discovery in Subject-Based Services

Rachel Heery, the ROADS Research Officer, describes this project from the Access to Network Resources area of the Electronic Libraries Programme. The deliverables of this project will constitute a large portion of the underlying software for most of the other projects in the same programme area, as well as other eLib and non-eLib projects, and therefore is one of the more crucial facets of the overall programme.

May 1996, issue3, project update

What's Good and Bad about BUBL

Traugott Koch reviews the Bulletin Board for Libraries (BUBL).

January 1996, issue1, feature article

Netskills Corner

Netskills corner - Brian Kelly, Senior Trainer at Netskills, reviews Internet Explorer, Microsoft's Browser for Windows 95.

January 1996, issue1, tooled up

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