Alan Jackson writes:
> As a start point, I would like to know what is in the pipeline regarding
> the representation of MARC data in structured SGML format.
Hey! I saw a fish in that barrel. Pass me my shotgun...
But, seriously, a quick answer to the question is
ftp://lib.berkeley.edu/pub/sgml/marcdtd/usmarc.dtd, together with material in
the same directory, and its subdirectories. I quickly found this by browsing
on the SGML Web site, http://www.sil.org/sgml/sgml.html. (While I'm here,
many thanks to Robin Cover and the Summer Institute of Linguistics for
maintaining this wonderful resource.) Further browsing would probably throw up
further leads. Suffice it to say that a considerable amount of work has been
done in the field.
Pausing only to remark that I'm not a librarian (making my cataloguing skills
roughly equal to my fish-shooting ability), I can say that the the TEI header
had interchange between headers and MARC records as a design goal. A reading
of TEI P3, chapter 24 throws up frequent references to MARC.
http://etext.virginia.edu/bin/tei-browse.sh?id=1938744 gets me straight to that
chapter today, but I don't know if the IDs remain constant: it's probably
better to go in at the top of the browser site, http://etext.v
I hope that's enough to get you started.