Friday, June 01, 2007

Google in Cataloging

"Have You Searched Google Yet?" Using Google as a Discovery Tool for Cataloging Jennifer Lang by appears in the latest issue of Library Philosophy and Practice.
This paper demonstrates how some of Google's search functionalities can be used to locate information to assist in the cataloging process. In addition, the results of an informal survey of catalogers shows that while some respondents never considered using Google or prefer different methods for finding information, others find Google to be a good supplement to "traditional" cataloging tools.
One use not mentioned is finding an e-version of the item being cataloged. Happens fairly often with the materials I work with.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I now have a Skype phone. User name dbigwood. 713-893-5164. Review when I have used a bit.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Now We Have Our Own Planet!

Planet Cataloging is an automatically-generated aggregation of blogs related to cataloging and metadata designed and maintained by Jennifer Lang and Kevin S. Clarke.

Thanks for putting it together. Added to my reader.

Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control Report

Brief Meeting Summary: May 9, 2007, Structures and Standards for Bibliographic Data (Chicago, IL) by Nancy J. Fallgren