On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Edward C. Zimmermann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> MARC21 is a current accepted standard for the interchange of bibliographic
MARC21 is only of relevance to the library world. In my "bibliographic
information" world, the more relevant legacy formats are bibtex, RIS,
and so forth.
> You keep attacking MARC--- and MARC21 is where a lot of the MARCs are now
> headed--- but what replacement have you suggested?
There will not be one replacement, but many.
In the library world, I expect to see increasing usage of XML formats
like MODS and MADS, and RDF representations that might also include
work related to FRBR, RDA, etc.
Outside the library world, I expect to see various lightweight JSON
representations, and hope to see continued uptake of the BIBO RDF work
I've been involved with (which has been used in the library world as
well, BTW), including as embedded in HTML via RDFa.
A good EDTF formats can be used for all these.