The Center for Jewish History has recently been assigned repository
designators in RLIN and LC MARC for use in our <eadid>. We have a few
questions concerning which designator to use, so any information you can
provide would be helpful.
A bit of background first: The Center is an umbrella organization for five
repositories. The Center itself received both RLIN and MARC designators.
Each of the larger repositories (three in all) have received both RLIN and
MARC designators. One institution received only a MARC designator, and the
fifth repository was not assigned an RLIN or MARC designator as it will be
using either its ultimate parent (a University) or possibly one of the
My questions are:
1. What are the differences between using an RLIN or MARC designator in
2. What are the preferences of using one or the other?
3. How do consortiums such as ours handle the designator situation?
3. Any readings on the matter would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.
NHPRC Project Archivist
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th Street
New York, NY 11231
(212) 294-8301 x1013
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