Library of Congress Working Group report

Submitted by effinglibrarian on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 06:52

I know there's something here to report, but I'm too busy...maybe you can read and report...

The Library of Congress and the Future of Bibliographic Control: Working Group Report

"Last November, the Library of Congress (LC) established a Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control ( It’s staffed by leading research librarians as well as executives from key private sector players, such as OCLC, Google, and Microsoft."

There's a pdf of the report and they welcome comments at Snail-mail or fax written submissions to Olivia M. A. Madison, Dean of the Library, 302 Parks Library, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-2140, 515 294-2112 (fax).

Interesting notes: "The 19 recommendations in this theme focus on eliminating MARC," and finding some standard for catalog metadata or tagging ("Library data must be usable outside of the catalog").