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ERIC Number: EJ786620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-1
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Library of Congress Report Urges Technological Updates of Cataloging Strategies
Foster, Andrea L.; Howard, Jennifer
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n21 pA11 Feb 2008
Libraries need to share records more with one another, make greater use of the Web, and bring more attention to their special collections, according to a report released last month by the Library of Congress. The new study examines how libraries can improve the distribution and use of their materials in a technology-centric environment. But "On the Record: Report of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control" is worrisome to some in the library community because it suggests that the Library of Congress should scale back its role as the leading organization for cataloging and classifying library materials. The document is the result of a year of work by leading research librarians and executives from technology companies like Google and Microsoft, with input from the public. They describe their report as "a call to action" for libraries and their users.
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Language: English
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