Bibliographic metadata formats
A bibliographic format describes the structure that enables cataloguing metadata to be processed by a computer. Numerous bibliographic formats exist both within and beyond the library environment e.g. MARC 21 and ONIX. However the key issue for the NBA is that of the interoperability of metadata between libraries and users across both international boundaries and professional domains. Because of this standard formats are highly recommended in opposition to local or proprietary options.
Last update: 5 December 2017