Friday, June 3, 2011

MARC 21 Update 12 now available for printing

In 2008, updates of both the full and concise MARC 21 Formats were made available online and the principle was established that the online is the version of record for the formats and the print a byproduct that is produced after the online version. Taking this into consideration, along with the decreasing demand for print, the Network Development and MARC Standards Office has decided to no longer print and sell updates to the full versions of the MARC 21 Bibliographic, Authority, Holdings, Classification, and Community Information Formats. Instead, NDMSO has developed a stylesheet that removes characteristics of an online page when it is printed -- such as breadcrumbs, extraneous links and text -- so that it resembles the print version formerly sold by CDS. -- Catalogablog

Links to all MARC 21 Update 12 for all formats for viewing and printing, to keep your versions of MARC 21 current, available at the ever helpful Catalogablog

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