Non-MARC Databases and the Census Level Record



In the preceding article, Hope Mayo discussed the potentials of the MARC record for cataloging manuscripts from the perspective of someone who has both cataloged manuscripts and been involved in professional librarianship, that is with the world of AACR2 and MARC records.1 This article, as the title suggests, offers the perspective of projects involving medieval manuscripts, microfilmed manuscripts, and collections of catalog descriptions which use computers, but do not use MARC records as a standard. There are valid reasons for this choice, which, in the case of the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library’s computer cataloging project, was made deliberately. In exploring . . .

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