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A Format for Bibliographic Records (RFC1807)

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Original Publication Date: 1995-Jun-01
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Document File: 12 page(s) / 27K

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R. Lasher: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This RFC defines a format for bibliographic records describing technical reports. This format is used by the Cornell University Dienst protocol and the Stanford University SIFT system. The original RFC (RFC 1357) was written by D. Cohen, ISI, July 1992. This is a revision of RFC 1357. New fields include handle, other_access, keyword, and withdraw.

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Network Working Group R. Lasher

Request For Comments: 1807 Stanford

Obsoletes: 1357 D. Cohen

Category: Informational Myricom

June 1995

A Format for Bibliographic Records

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Abstract

This RFC defines a format for bibliographic records describing

technical reports. This format is used by the Cornell University

Dienst protocol and the Stanford University SIFT system. The

original RFC (RFC 1357) was written by D. Cohen, ISI, July 1992.

This is a revision of RFC 1357. New fields include handle,

other_access, keyword, and withdraw.

Introduction

Many universities and other R&D organizations routinely announce new

technical reports by mailing (via the postal services) the

bibliographic records of these reports.

These mailings have non-trivial cost and delay. In addition, their

recipients cannot conveniently file them, electronically, for later

retrieval and searches.

Publishing organizations that wish to use e-mail or file transfer to

obtain these announcements can do so by using the following format.

Organizations may automate to any degree (or not at all) both the

creation of these records (about their own publications) and the

handling of the records received from other organizations.

This format is designed to be simple, for people and for machines, to

be easy to read ("human readable") and create without any special

programs.

This RFC defines the format of bibliographic records, not how to

process them.

This format is a "tagged" format with self-explaining alphabetic

tags. It should be possible to prepare and to read bibliographic

records using any text editor, without any special programs.

This RFC includes the CR-CATEGORY, a field useful for Computer

Science publications. It is expected that similar fields will be

added for other domains.

This format, as described in RFC 1357, was implemented as part of the

Dienst system and has been in use by the five ARPA-funded computer

science institutions to exchange bibliographic records (Cornell, SU,

UC, MIT, and CMU). Programs have been written to map between this

RFC and structured USMARC (format developed at the Library of

Congress) cataloging records, also from USMARC to the RFC.

The focus of this ARPA-funded research has been into many aspects of

digital libraries including searching and accessing techniques that

do not necessarily use bibliographic records (for example, natural

language processing, automatic and full-text indexing). However, the

continued use of bibliographic records is expected to r...