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Title:Foreword: The meaning of MARC
Author(s):Spaulding, Carl M.
Subject(s):MARC formats
Libraries --Automation
Machine readable bibliographic data
Abstract:In recent years the cost of academic libraries has been increasing more rapidly than other costs of education. Because many functions performed in the operation of libraries are highly repetitive and/or clerical in nature the electronic computer has been an obvious candidate for the task of controlling the inflationary conditions. Many of the attempts to apply the computer to library problems did not recognize the size nor complexity of these problems and consequently failed or bogged down badly. One undertaking which has achieved significant results is the MARC development which began with a pilot project involving the Library of Congress and sixteen other libraries and evolved to a weekly service by LC to more than sixty subscribers to the MARC tapes.
Issue Date:1970
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In MARC uses and users : papers presented at the 1970 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, April 26-29, 1970, ed. Kathryn L. Henderson. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: vii-viii.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (8th : 1970)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Copyright 1971 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-08

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