Marc 21 for Everyone: A Practical Guide
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Marc 21 for Everyone: A Practical Guide

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Using common conventions and a shared language of tags, subfields, indicators, and codes, MARC 21 the latest code is a powerful integrated record format packed with information so all librarians can do their work more effectively. But you'll only be as effective using MARC as you are informed about its capabilities. Covering both the big-picture fundamentals and the basics...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Amer Library Assn Editions (first published December 1st 2002)
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This is a great MARC reference for the work station bookshelf. The writing and diagrams are very clear, and the book is well organized. I would recommend locating a print copy of this book because some of my classmates encountered problems with readability of some pages within the electronic version.

Assigned for the course SLIS 5210 - Organization and Control of Information Resources I
This was one of my textbooks for my metadata class this semester. If you work in a library, you need to be familiar with MARC21, in my opinion. The level to which you should be familiar obviously varies per position. For example, I only download the MARC records. However, I can view them and anyone with access to the bibliographic records can view them. So a basic understanding of MARC21 helps the library worker better understand his or her position. I now better understand what I'm downloading...more
Kim Kanofsky
I thought Fritz did a decent job walking us through MARC 21. Thankful I had a class to go with it though or I still wouldn't understand a thing!
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