MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging)

MARC is a standard and serialization format for representing bibliographic metadata, originally designed as a way of exchanging bibliographic records between library catalogs. Various different versions have been defined, mostly with national or regional scope, of which MARC 21 is probably the most widely used. There also exists an XML serialization of MARC 21, known as MARCXML.

Used in

Documentation

Responsible organizations

Identifiers

Internal MSC ID
msc:m88

Version history

2018-11-09

version 27 (current) – MARC 21

2018-04-27

version 26 – MARC 21

2017-12-18

version 25 – MARC 21

2017-05-17

version 24 – MARC 21

2016-11-17

version 23 – MARC 21

2016-04-26

version 22 – MARC 21

2015-09-22

version 21 – MARC 21

2015-04-29

version 20 – MARC 21

2014-10-20

version 19 – MARC 21

2014-04-28

version 18 – MARC 21

2013-09-24

version 17 – MARC 21

2013-04-29

version 16 – MARC 21

2012-09-19

version 15 – MARC 21

2012-04-16

version 14 – MARC 21

2011-09-01

version 13 – MARC 21

2010-10-01

version 12 – MARC 21

2010-05-03

version 11 – MARC 21

2009-10-01

version 10 – MARC 21

2008-10-01

version 9 – MARC 21

2007-10-01

version 8 – MARC 21

2006-10-01

version 7 – MARC 21

2005-10-01

version 6 – MARC 21

2004-10-01

version 5 – MARC 21

2003-10-01

version 4 – MARC 21

2002-10-01

version 3 – MARC 21

2001-10-01

version 2 – MARC 21

2000-10-01

version 1 – MARC 21

1999-02-01

version 0 – MARC 21