Using MARC to Catalog Medieval Manuscripts: Comments

ALEXANDRA MASON

Abstract

These three papers, all attempting to deal with cataloging medieval manuscripts in the computer environment, have represented three mind-sets and three points of view.


Hope Mayo has attempted to show us the uses and limitations of MARC—in itself, in its AMC (Archival and Manuscripts Control) format, as limited by the strictures of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, as further limited by Steven Hensen’s Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts, and yet further limited by the particular application limitations imposed by the utilities OCLC and RLIN. She has compared this with a full-dress traditional description and not unnaturally has found the traditional . . .

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