Tuesday, April 09, 2002

AUTOCAT

After posting about the Radical Cataloging List it is only fair to mention the most important list for catalogers AUTOCAT

"AUTOCAT is a semi-moderated international electronic discussion list running on LISTSERV(R) software. It serves as an electronic forum for the discussion of all questions relating to cataloging and authority control in libraries. The range of topics discussed extends from the very broad to the very specific, from the very theoretical to the most pragmatic."--from their scope note.

AUTOCAT is a busy list, for example, last week there were 83 topics, some with many postings. However, it is possible to subscribe in digest mode or even in no mail and scan the archives as time permits. There is a wealth on knowledge and experience available here.