New Cooperative Cataloging Blog Seeks Participants

New Cooperative Cataloging Blog

A new blog on cooperative cataloging is calling for professional metadata creators to participate.  “The site has two primary purposes: 1) to offer a serious alternative to RDA and 2) to offer a place for sharing bibliographic concepts within the general metadata community.”  The call for participation offers a forum for provocative information exchanges as illustrated by the following quote: “Many of our patrons have discovered they prefer to use non-library tools to find, access, and use information in ways that could not have been imagined only 15 years ago. It seems natural to ask: What can be the role of library catalogs, and even of librarians themselves, in a future that is so difficult to predict and that threatens to leave them behind?”

The site was launched by James Weinheimer, Director of Library and Information Services at the American University of Rome

Valerie Horton

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