3 thoughts on “Data, not records

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  2. Céline

    This is a really interesting post that chimes with lots of things I’ve been thinking about myself. I’m currently formulating a blog post about it in terms of what cataloguers would think of as content vs carrier, that we need to separate out the two in our intellectual approach to cataloguing as well as in our practical hands-on cataloguing (ie let go of MARC – the carrier – and think more about the data, the content) but I think your notion of data not records is more succinct.

    1. Saskia Post author

      Yes, we tend to be too restricted by seeing bibliographic data through the lens of MARC, and this is a view we need to move away from to set the data/content free from the silo that is MARC.


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