ERIC Number: ED454872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Redesign of Library Workflows: Experimental Models for Electronic Resource Description.
This paper explores the potential for and progress of a gradual transition from a highly centralized model for cataloging to an iterative, collaborative, and broadly distributed model for electronic resource description. The purpose is to alert library managers to some experiments underway and to help them conceptualize new methods for defining, planning, and leading the e-resource description process under moderate to severe time and staffing constraints. The first section compares catalogs and bibliographies. The second section discusses the influence of the Internet and licensed electronic resources, including working assumptions for bibliographic control and typical progress of a new electronic resource. The third section addresses accommodations in ARL (Association of Research Libraries) libraries, including discovery of sample networked resources in seven ARLs. The fourth section presents a new model for resource description. The fifth section describes the following selected experimental models: (1) CORC (Cooperative Online Resource Catalog) at Brown University (Rhode Island) and Cornell University (New York)--resource descriptions from collection development, reference, and cataloging; (2) the National Agricultural Library--resource descriptions from authors; (3) Yale University (Connecticut) and the record set for EBSCO Academic Search Elite--resource descriptions from vendors; and (4) the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the Rochester Institute of Technology--resource descriptions from information technology staff. (Contains 24 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Cataloging, Higher Education, Library Services, Models, Research Libraries
Full text: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/calhoun_paper.html .
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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