Tuesday, June 06, 2006

NGC4Lib -- Next Generation Catalogs for Libraries

A mailing list has been created called NGC4Lib -- Next Generation Catalogs for Libraries.

NGC4Lib is open to anybody in the world, and its purpose is to discuss things including but not limited to:
  • Who are the primary intended audiences for a library's "card catalog"
  • Considering the changing nature of information access in an Internet environment, how is an electronic "card catalog" of today different from the one designed ten or fifteen years ago?
  • What kind of content should these "card catalogs" contain?
  • To what degree are these things "catalogs" (as in inventory lists), and to what degree are they finding aids?
  • To what degree should traditional cataloging practices be used in such a thing, or to what degree should new and upcoming practices such as FRBR be exploited?
  • How would such a thing get created and by whom?
  • What are some of the functionalities of "next generation" catalog?
Mailing list functions

To subscribe send an email message to listserv@listserv.nd.edu, and in the body of your message enter "subscribe ngc4lib Your Name" where "Your Name" is... your name.

To send a message to the list, send it to ngc4lib@listserv.nd.edu.

To unsubscribe send a message to listserv@listserv.nd.edu, and send "unsubscribe ngc4lib".

You can also use this link to manage your subscription.

An archive of the mailing list's postings are available from these two URL's:
  1. http://dewey.library.nd.edu/mailing-lists/ngc4lib/archive/
  2. http://listserv.nd.edu/archives/ngc4lib.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Note: NGC4Lib is a veryvery active list. Intense and thoughtful, and might just eat up your life.