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Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


>"Implications of MARC Tag Usage on Library Metadata Practices"
>http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2010/2010-06.pdf

This study told us what fields were in records, not whether those
fields were utilized in OPACs.  MARC has a wealth if information never
put to practical use.   Which fields were coded is fairly useless
information.

A study of what fields OPACs actually use might be helpful, but that
still does not tell us what fields might be helpful to patrons if they
were utilized,'


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