The ISO standard can be purchased from http://www.iso.org/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=7675&ICS1=35&ICS2=240&ICS3=30
http://www.niso.org/international/SC4/N573.pdf (a draft of the ISO standard)
may be adequate for your purpose.
You may well find it useful to convert to MARCXML as an intermediate step. See http://www.loc.gov/standards/marcxml/
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I'm working on converting some ISO 2709 records into EAD. I think I have
the EAD generation part pretty well covered but I haven't found a
technical specification for the format of ISO 2709 records. I know this
is a bit off-topic but I guess some people here will have experience
with this. What I don't know is how to interpret the file format itself.
It seems to have one record per line, but each line is non-obvious to