New Report, "Implications of MARC Tag Usage on Library Metadata Practices"

This report presents the evidence gathered and analyzed by an RLG Partnership working group about MARC tag usage to inform library metadata practices, with a focus on machine applications.

The working group offers a set of factors to consider when making decisions about local MARC metadata practices in this report, as well as its views on MARC's future. In addition, the report includes recommendations for enhanced library data mining.

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Report: Implications of MARC Tag Usage on Library Metadata Practices (pdf: 771K/72 pp.)

OCLC Research activity: Gather Evidence to Inform Changes Needed in MARC Metadata Practices

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Karen Smith-Yoshimura
Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research

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