4 thoughts on “XML v. Marc. Phrasing Data.

  1. There is still a part of me that believes that MARC needs to fade away with the cards it used to encode. Yes, XML can’t do what MARC does. This likely results from it being a different manner of coding. Should XML replace MARC? I’m not sure. But I do think that *something* needs to replace MARC.

  2. MARC is a dinosaur, but it still works as people have worked around it. I still don’t get why librarians hang on to it for dear life, why have they not created something else since the 60’s??? I know that XML is flexible but the way librarians are using it doesn’t reflect why it was created…sometimes it seems that it is like a round peg being forced into a square hole. Just my 2 cents!

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