What is MARBI?

MARBI meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee, the body within the American Library Association responsible for developing official ALA positions on standards for representing bibliographic information in machine-readable formats. Its membership includes nine voting members from ALCTS, LITA, and RUSA and three interns. MARBI’s primary responsibility is to participate in deliberations of the MARC Advisory Committee, which advises the Library of Congress on changes to the MARC 21 family of formats. Other members of the MARC Advisory Committee include ex-officio representatives of the U.S. national libraries, the Library and Archives Canada, the National Library of Australia, the bibliographic utilities, and several dozen nonvoting liaisons from other units within the ALA and from non-ALA organizations with an interest in issues related to library automation standards. Click here to connect to the MARBI homepage.


reference: ABC-CLIO