1970: MARC Uses and Users

 

8th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1970). Edited by Kathryn Luther Henderson

In April 1969, the Library of Congress began to distribute to other libraries its cataloging services on machine- readable tape. This event has often been compared in importance to that of 1901 when the Library first began to distribute its cataloging services. Because of the importance and potential of this new service the eighth annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, conducted by the Division of University Extension and the Graduate School of Library Science of the University of Illinois, April 26-29, 1970, departed from its past consideration of all major aspects of library operations to concentrate on this specific aspect which can influence many different library operations. The intention was to review MARC after one year of operation, to present the current picture and future programs of the Library of Congress in regard to MARC and to assess the local, national and international potential of this service.

The complete text of the proceedings is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Ruecking, Frederick H., Jr. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1970)
    Much of the experimentation associated with the MARC Pilot Project at Rice University has been continued into the MARC Distribution Service. Consequently, this review of activity incorporates results from studies using ...

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  • Pulsifer, Josephine S. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1970)
    Since 1966, the State Library has also published the book catalog for North Central Regional Libraries (NCRL) and now provides catalog data from LC proofslips or original cataloging for all new NCRL titles, but neither ...

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  • McGee, Robert S.; Miller, Robert C. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1970)
    The University of Chicago Library bibliographic data processing system has been under development since July 1966, and has been in full production operation for ordering and cataloging functions since November 1968. The ...

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  • Kilgour, Frederick G. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1970)
    MARC is a label attached to an increasing variety of formats containing machine- readable cataloging information. However, MARC is first and foremost a format for interchange of bibliographic information, and BNB MARC ...

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  • Griffin, Hillis L. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1970)
    My paper covers two aspects of MARC: 1) the MARC Distribution Service and 2) the MARC users themselves. The MARC Distribution Service is the arrangement by which the MARC data are sent off every week to each of the ...

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