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Table of Contents: 2018 JULY–AUGUST No. 423

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Format Change for NLM Bibliographic Record Distribution

Boehr D. Format Change for NLM Bibliographic Record Distribution. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Jul-Aug;(423):e3.

2018 August 16 [posted]

Beginning October 1, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will begin distributing its MARC bibliographic files (Catfile, Serfile, CatfilePlus, SerfilePlus) in UTF-8 rather than MARC-8 format.

UTF-8 is a more modern encoding format that allows for full representation of character sets outside the Roman alphabet.

By Diane Boehr
Cataloging and Metadata Management Section

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