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Koha Terminology

MARC: MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging) standards are a set of digital formats for the description of items cataloged by libraries, such as books etc. Each field in a MARC record provides particular information about the item the record is describing, such as the author, title, publisher, date, language, media type, etc. Since it was first developed at a time when computing power was low, and space precious, MARC uses a simple three-digit numeric code (from 001-999) to identify each field in the record. The bibliographic standard, for example, defines 100 as the primary author of a work, 245 as the title, 260 is used for publisher information, and so on.

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