ERIC Number: ED127954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
MARC; its History and Implications.
Avram, Henriette D.
The Library of Congress presents the history of its Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) system. Descriptions of MARC pilot projects and distribution services are followed by a discussion of several conversion projects undertaken by libraries in order to implement MARC. Then MARC's influence on standardization of formats for information interchange, bibliographic discription, content designators, and other activities is evaluated. The document concludes with a description of the use of MARC at the Library of Congress and by subscribers. Some 170 references and bibliographic citations dating from 1960 to 1974 are provided. (CH)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Coupling, Cataloging, Data Processing, Databases, Experimental Programs, Information Dissemination, Information Processing, Information Systems, Libraries, Library Automation, Library Networks, Library Technical Processes, Man Machine Systems, Pilot Projects
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock number LC-1.2:M18/16)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. MARC Development Office.