> Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 23:27:32 +0100
> From: "Matthew J. Dovey" <[log in to unmask]>
> Here's a (real) MARC record from the Oxford catalogue:
> 971 $a com.gbr $b 950726
> In MARC 9xx fields are for local use, and in Oxford we stick some
> record metadata into the 971 field. So in this case I can tell you
> my MSc thesis was catalogued by someone in the computing lab (com)
> with the initials GBR on the 26 July 1995.
> If I asked for the record via SRW in REC format, I'd get [...] just
> the 971 provenance data in a more standard form, but no
> bibliographic details
Oooooo-kay. That is pretty lame, but I have to admit that it does
just about manage to limp along. OK, I won't complain about the "rec"
schema any more (though it would be good to see this use-case in the
... but how much better to have a schema that lets you include the
record-level metadata along with the data.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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