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Issues and solutions

The state of the art

1986: OCLC and RLIN
Selection possible only through author, title proper and date
1986: SBN
No elements of description for music
No musical uniform title
No relator codes
No coded fields for medium of performance, form, etc.

The solutions

Do not re-invent the wheel
Remain SBN-like as much as possible
without losing essential elements
   e.g., structure of data
   form of names
Format: closer to the standard
Use as many UNIMARC fields and subfields as possible
   e.g., add relator codes
No shared cataloguing
No library management (inventory, etc.)
No services (loan, ILL, etc.)
Off-line cataloguing