Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee


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.


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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.

Changes to MARBI

MARBI will transition to the new ALCTS / LITA Metadata Standards Committee on July 1, 2013.


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MARBI  was discontinued effective July 1, 2013.  The new ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee replaced it. See links above for more information.

Staff Liaison

Charles Wilt
ALCTS Executive Director