Arabic Library Standards


MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data in Arabic


MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data

MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data is mainly concerned with communicating holdings information for single-part items, multipart items and serial items. The Holdings Format plays an important role, easing the binding and linking of the different issues of a serial item, in addition to their retrieval, in both their electronic and print forms, through the same place.

MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data is of great advantage supporting automated library processing, especially with serial collections, and union list activities. Hence, it is beneficial to local, union and online catalogs as well as Serial Union Catalogs in the Arab world; boosting interlibrary loan and document delivery.

Holdings records can be either embedded in the bibliographic records or more detailed separate ones that are linked to the bibliographic records.