Monday, March 01, 2004

Top Technology Issues

At ALA, Joan Frye Williams, Clifford Lynch, Walt Crawford, Roy Tennant, Thomas Dowling, Tom Wilson, and Marshall Breeding meet to discuss the top technology issues. Here is their list
  1. XML and Interoperability
  2. RFID
  3. Copyright
  4. Metasearching
  5. OPACs and User Behavior
  6. Policies and Technology
  7. User Interface Design
  8. Security, Digital Rights Management
Several of these are of concern to catalogers and we should be in the midst of the discussions. It seems to me XML and Interoperability, Metasearching, OPACs and User Behavior and User Interface Design fall within our scope, at least. Who ever thought cataloging was a dying profession?

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