ERIC Number: ED107210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of Card Catalogs. Report of a Program Sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries, January 18, 1975.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
At the meeting of the Association of Research Libraries in Chicago, the principal program element focused on the future of card catalogs, a topic of special concern to large research libraries, whose catalogs are becoming cumbersome, expensive to maintain, and complicated by changes in cataloging rules. Papers by William Welsh and John Rather of the Library of Congress were prepared in advance of the meeting and distributed to a group of panelists whose reactions were followed by discussions from the floor. Concerns and possible resolutions were discussed from the viewpoints of the Library of Congress and of large research libraries. This volume provides a transcript of the meeting. (Author/SL)
Descriptors: Card Catalogs, Cataloging, College Libraries, Conference Reports, Costs, Futures (of Society), Information Retrieval, Job Simplification, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Planning, Library Technical Processes, National Libraries, Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries, 1725 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.