MARC Format for Medieval Manuscript Images

SARA SHATFORD LAYNE

Abstract

Although it was developed primarily for the cataloging of modem printed books, the MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging) format is versatile enough to be used in the cataloging of materials that are neither modem, nor printed, nor books. As evidence of its versatility, this paper will review the use of the MARC format in the creation of the Index of Medieval Medical Images, or IMMI, a project funded by the National Library of Medicine.1


Dr. Ynez Violé O’Neill, professor of the History of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, is directing the IMMI project, and she is assisted by Dr. . . .

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