Numismatic database formats

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Numismatic database formats

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1rjohara
jan 31, 2007, 4:23pm

Very interesting post in our own Ed Snible's blog about data formats for numismatic collections. The Vatican is using MARC21, believe it or not.

2timspalding
feb 1, 2007, 10:58am

It's broken now. But I hope some does a decent LibraryThing for coins. Decent would mean good data...

3rjohara
feb 1, 2007, 7:04pm

There are a few old-school online databases available, like the ANS database and Wildwinds, and while very valuable to have online, they are kind of in '80s OPAC style (ANS) or generic webpage style (Wildwinds). One problem with a coin database would be the question of what constitutes a distinct type as opposed to (say) a variety. I bet the LT works system could be adapted to a purpose like this, to allow for some natural fuzziness in the data.

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