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Re: documentation...?

MARC cataloging records. These define the structure of or better put are
derived from the old card catalog cards in libraries. It is a standard
designed to describe books, but not neccessarily designed for artists
books though liberal note fields allow you to do a good job.

You can find out more information on the fields and structure at the
Library of Congress site, <http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/>.

While this may not be quite what you are looking for, it could be a start.
To the best of my knowledge there is no agreed upon "standard" for
describing works, at least not based on exhibition catalogs.



Peter Verheyen, Listowner: Book_Arts-L

On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Roberta Lavadour wrote:

> I know this may be a complicated question, but thought I would throw it out
> there....
> While there is a standard, formal documentation process for prints, what is
> the protocol for documenting editioned book works? I am familiar with the
> format for a colophon, but what if the work is sculptural, or if adding a
> colophon wouldn't be appropriate for other structural or visual reasons?
> Any thoughts, or any leads on a reference book that addresses this?
> Thanks -
> Roberta
> paper@oregontrail.net

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