Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee

Charge

to encourage the creation of needed standards for the representation in machine-readable form of bibliographic information; to review and evaluate proposed standards; to recommend approval of standards in conformity with ALA policy (especially the ALA standards committee); to establish a mechanism for continuing review of standards (including the monitoring of further development). To provide commentary on the content of various implementations of standards to concerned agencies; to maintain liaison with concerned units within ALA and relevant outside agencies.

Roster

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Composition

MARBI consists of nine voting members and three interns. MARBI deliberations also include members of the MARC Advisory Committee, which includes ex-officio representatives of national libraries and bibliographic utilities, and several dozen non-voting liaisons from ALA units and from non-ALA organizations with an interest in issues of library automation standards. This committee is an advisory committee to the Library of Congress.

Subcommitees and Task Forces

MARBI consists of nine voting members and three interns. MARBI deliberations also include members of the MARC Advisory Committee, which includes ex-officio representatives of national libraries and bibliographic utilities, and several dozen non-voting liaisons from ALA units and from non-ALA organizations with an interest in issues of library automation standards. This committee is an advisory committee to the Library of Congress.

Origin

Established.

Get Involved

ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on MARBI. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.

Staff Liaison

Charles Wilt
ALCTS Executive Director