Cataloging Future


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Presentation from ALA Anaheim 2008, at program entitled: “Creating the Future of the Catalog and Cataloging.”

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Cataloging Future

  1. 1. A Has-Been Cataloger Looks at What Cataloging Will Be … (after her next retirement) Diane I. Hillmann Director of Metadata Initiatives Information Institute of Syracuse
  2. 2. Converging Trends   More catalogers work at a support staff level than as professional librarians   More cataloging records are selected by machines   More catalog records are being captured from publisher data or other sources   More updating of catalog records is done via batch processes   Libraries continue to de-emphasize processing of secondary research products (books serials) in favor of unique, primary materials ALA 2008 Anaheim 6/29/08
  3. 3. What Are Our Choices? Door #1 ALA 2008 Anaheim Door #2 6/29/08