Talk:MARC standards

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MARC-8[edit]

Should MARC-8 be mentioned in a heading, which points to the main article MARC-8? Jodi.a.schneider (talk) 10:42, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

UNIMARC[edit]

The title UNIMARC redirects to this article, but UNIMARC is not mentioned in the article (is it an alternative name; is it one of the variations ...etc). unimarc--Mayz (talk) 15:49, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Trying to make it easier[edit]

I did a pass trying to make it easier to understand without removing the technical information. I reordered the sentences in some paragraphs to get the overall point first, did some rewording, and adding a few citations. I also added Henriette Avram to the lead since she invented it. There are still sections that are too technical. And at this point I think we really need a BIBFRAME entry, since that effort is well along.dweinberger 16:45, 22 June 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dweinberger (talkcontribs)

"Classification schedules"[edit]

The lead section mentions "Classification schedules" as one format defined by the MARC 21 family of standards. But Classification schedules is a wikilink to Library classification, which seems to be a general article about item classification including many specific schemes, such as DDC, LC, and CC. This appears to be an error, a contradiction, or possibly a difference in level between "classification" and "format encoding".

I'm not a library scientist, so all of this is over my head, but it seems to me that the lead section of this article needs a correction to this wikilink, and possibly more clarification in general, avoiding jargon a bit better. We need an expert to work on making these things clearer for non-experts. David Spector (talk) 16:41, 6 August 2013 (UTC)