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ERIC Number: ED399952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Pages: 3
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Curriculum-Enhanced MARC (CEMARC): A New Cataloging Format for School Libraries.
Murphy, Catherine
Users of school libraries and teacher resource centers have had significant problems in accessing curriculum materials in card catalogs as well as in online catalogs. Curriculum-Enhanced [Machine Readable Cataloging] (CEMARC) addresses these problems by: (1) offering data entry guidelines for a minimum USMARC standard (in order to clarify inconsistencies in application) and (2) suggesting enhancements that go beyond the USMARC standard. The Northwest Ohio Educational Technology Foundation (NWOET) is the primary agency responsible for developing the CEMARC format. The NWOET office developed interim guidelines for school library media specialists submitting catalog records to the InfoOhio database which contain recommendations for a minimum format for "Brief USMARC" records in a union catalog database. The required tags for the minimum record concern: fixed data elements; cataloging source; title; publisher/producer/pagination; descriptive tag; and library name. Curriculum-related information is essentially accommodated in three tags. A new tag has been designated for curriculum objectives. CEMARC records can be developed at the national as well as the state level if the curriculum-related descriptive tags are included in LC and Cataloging in Publication (CIP). Local school systems can enhance catalog records with local curriculum objectives and special learner needs. School librarians need to encourage publishers of textbook and nonprint materials to participate in the CIP program. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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