Re: bibiography dtd?
At 11:54 AM 11/6/99 -0600, Reynolds, Gregg wrote: >I'm in the process of xmlating (or is it xmlizing?) bibliographic data. Is >there a standard in the house? Sort of, but it's really scary. The official standard for interchange of bibliographic data within the U.S. is the USMARC standard. There is an official SGML version of it, developed by the Library of Congress, along with conversion utiltities. WARNING WILL ROBINSON: unless you've been to library school and paid *close* attention in your cataloging class, about 33% of the DTD will be incomprehensible on its face, and a lot of things you *think* you understand don't mean what a rational person would assume they do. Also, be forewarned that the two separate DTDs for the MARC stuff are rather large and difficult to digest. However, any organization that does any significant processing of bibliographic data (publishers and libraries) typically has systems in place for dealing with MARC records that get shipped to them. If you use an SGML version of MARC for your own stuff (or XML that conforms to the SGML DTD), you should be able to translate into MARC for record interchange with other people using MARC-based systems. Jerome McDonough -- jmcdonou@l... | (......) Library Systems Office, 386 Doe, U.C. Berkeley | \ * * / Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 (510) 642-5168 | \ <> / "Well, it looks easy enough...." | \ -- / SGNORMPF!!! -- From the Famous Last Words file | |||| xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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