Service description

MARC 21 is an international description and file transfer format, which is maintained and developed by the Library of Congress.  The National Library of Finland edits the Finnish and Swedish versions of the format and provides guidance and training related to them as well as maintains international connections.Provision of conversions between various format versions and updates is also a part of the service.A separate USEMARCON software is available for making and testing conversions.

Joining the service
  • Free of charge
Standards used

ISO 2704 exchange format

Contact information
Service address
Background information

MARC 21 website of the Library of Congress:

Service users
  • Libraries
  • System providers
Steering responsibility

Service development responsibility rests with the National Library of Finland

Organisation model
  • Service is developed as part of basic operation of National Library
Index terms: 
Key words
  • Marc 21 -formaatti