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The Structure and Content of MARC 21 Records in the Unicode Environment

Joan M. Aliprand


MARC 21 records may be encoded in individual character sets (including ASCII and ANSEL) or in Unicode (as UTF-8). This paper considers the effect of the use of Unicode without any constraints on the structure and data content of MARC 21 records. The case of Model A records where Latin is the preferred script is examined in particular detail.

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