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Meta‐information about MARC: an XML framework for validation, explanation and help systems

Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho (Professor, University of Coimbra, Quinta da Nara, Portugal, and a founder of BookMARC)
Maria Inês Cordeiro (Library Information Systems Manager, Art Library, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal)
António Lopes (Lead Developer, BookMARC, Instituto Pedro Nunes, Quinta da Nora, Portugal)
Miguel Vieira (Developer, of BookMARC, Instituto Pedro Nunes, Quinta da Nora, Portugal)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

This article proposes a schema for meta‐information about MARC that can express at a fairly comprehensive level the syntactic and semantic aspects of MARC formats in XML, including not only rules but also all texts and examples that are conveyed by MARC documentation. It can be thought of as an XML version of the MARC or UNIMARC manuals, for both machine and human usage. The article explains how such a schema can be the central piece of a more complete framework, to be used in conjunction with “slim” record formats, providing a rich environment for the automated processing of bibliographic data.

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Citation

Ramos de Carvalho, J., Inês Cordeiro, M., Lopes, A. and Vieira, M. (2004), "Meta‐information about MARC: an XML framework for validation, explanation and help systems", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 131-137. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378830410524558

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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