John Hostage wrote:

> The MARC format was not designed for linked
> data.  4XX and 5XX fields were created to support access, not to provide
> links between entities.

Excellent point, John!

(And in the bib format, there's sort of the converse:  the 76X-78X fields were created to provide links [via notes and/or actual machine linkage], not to provide access [as in, access points]...)

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