McMaster University Libraries: Transforming our Future

The Future of Cataloguing

Here are a few readings discussing possible areas of change in cataloguing. Some, like Karen Calhoun’s report for the Library of Congress, have gotten a lot of attention. Others, like the Indiana University White Paper, have been mentioned less frequently. All present interesting ideas for discussion. We’ll be adding new items to the list as we find them, so check back now and then.

In the meantime, take a look at some of these documents and share your thoughts!

A White Paper on the Future of Cataloging at Indiana University Bloomington, by Jackie Byrd, Gary Charbonneau, Mechael Charbonneau, et al.

Rethinking How We Provide Bibliographic Services for the University of California, by the University of California Bibliographic Services Task Force.

The Changing Nature of the Catalog and Its Integration with Other Discovery Tools, by Karen Calhoun.

The Changing Nature of the Catalog and Its Integration with Other Discovery Tools. Final Report. March 17, 2006. Prepared for the Library of Congress by Karen Calhoun : A Critical Review, by Thomas Mann.

The Library Catalogue in the New Discovery Environment, by Lorcan Dempsey.

Library Systems: Synthesise, Specialise, Mobilise, by Robin Murray.

Will Google’s Keyword Searching Eliminate the Need for LC Cataloging and Classification? by Thomas Mann.

2 Comments »

  1. [...] I’ve been reading through various documents on directions that cataloguing and description might take. Some of the reports are listed here. [...]

    Pingback by McMaster University Libraries: Transforming our Future » The Future of Cataloguing? — Part 1 — August 24, 2006 @ 8:39 pm |Reply

  2. Wow, this post is good, my sister is analyzing these kinds of things, so
    I am going to let know her.

    Comment by Tribe.Net — April 22, 2014 @ 12:52 pm |Reply


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