NUC reporting and MARC redistribution: their functional confluence and its implication for a redefinition of the MARC format
Journal of library automation
Weisbrod, David L
Copyright (c) 1977 Information Science and Automation Division
Abstract: Two innovative uses of MAchine Readable Cataloging (MARC) data whose realization is imminent are the reporting of library holdings to the National Union Catalog (NUC reporting) and the multilateral interchange of bibliographic information (MARC redistribution). These two uses are found to place very similar demands on the data required for input. Some of these demands are novel (or at least newly recognized) and imply a necessity to rework certain aspects of the definition of the MARC format. A brief outline and discussion of some of the necessary modifications to the definition are presented.