Thursday, November 15, 2007

Future of Bibliographic Control

The live feed had so many viewers it overloaded the servers. Now it is available to view at your leisure. Draft Final Report: Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control.
In November 2006, Deanna Marcum, associate librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress, convened a Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control to examine the future of bibliographic description in the 21st century in light of advances in search engine technology, the popularity of the Internet and the influx of electronic information resources.

After a year of careful and comprehensive study, the group presented its draft report to Library of Congress managers and staff in the Coolidge Auditorium. The draft report will be made available on or about Nov. 30, and a comment period on the draft report will last until Dec. 15, 2007.

Due to unprecedented demand for the live webcast, the Library has made this unedited version of the presentation available immediately. An enhanced version of this webcast, featuring the accompanying slide presentation, will be available shortly.

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