Monday, February 13, 2012

Cataloging Paper

James Weinheimer has posted his recent talk on his weblog. Is RDA the Only Way? An Alternative Option Through International Cooperation
The ultimate goal of the Cooperative Cataloging Rules Wiki is a bit on the radical side. It does not declare that no changes are needed, but rather that the changes needed are much deeper and far more profound than the superficial changes suggested by RDA. In addition, these changes can come from the cataloging community as a whole, instead of being decided by a few libraries in the most important libraries and trickling down to everyone else. The entire Web2.0 movement allows these sorts of grass-level initiatives now and all kinds of new tools can be built.
Plenty to think about.

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