Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 20: 117-127 (1982)

原著論文Original Article

JAPAN/MARCのUNIMARCとの互換性およびタイム・ラグJAPAN/MARC: Its compatibility with UNIMARC and the time-lag

1慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学科School of Library and Information Science, Keio University ◇ 〒108-8345 東京都港区三田二丁目15番45号 ◇ Mita 2-15-45, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

2慶應義塾大学三田研究教育情報センター整理課Mita Information Center, Keio University ◇ 〒108-8345 東京都港区三田二丁目15番45号 ◇ Mita 2-15-45, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

発行日:1983年3月25日Published: March 25, 1983

The international compatibility and time-lag of JAPAN/MARC (J/MARC) which the National Diet Library has distributed since 1981, were examined.

J/MARC is designed as conforming to UNIMARC, but it’s not completely compatible with UNIMARC. This incomplete compatibility does not come from J/MARC, but UNIMARC, designed without any consideration about the Oriental characters such as the Japaness character. To process the Japanese bibliographic information in UNIMARC, linkages between the Kanji fields and Yomi (reading) fields have to introduce to UNIMARC. Some systems have been suggested in terms of this linkage, but there is no definite one.

The time-lag of J/MARC is actually about 3 months. Considering the situation that the Japanese legal deposit system does not work smoothly, it’s very difficult to shorten this time-lag further. On the other hand, a prompt introduction of CIP is impossible. At the present stage, the use of some publication information files are the only way, but it can not resolve all problems.

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