Monday, August 02, 2004

CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference

The Future of Cataloguing by Paola Stillone in ther latest issue of Ariadne reports on the three-day annual conference of the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG), held at the University of Bath over 30 June - 2 July 2004.
The conference was aimed at information professionals interested in looking at issues that are changing cataloguing and indexing. The latest international developments in metadata standards, cataloguing codes, taxonomies and controlled languages unlock new opportunities for cataloguers' involvement. They also raise complex interoperability issues which go beyond traditional cataloguing and highlight the need for the acquisition of new skills in the digital information environment. The event focused on three interlinked themes: new and emerging standards, collection-level description and professional education.

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