Tuesday, December 23, 2008

lcsh.info Update

The lcsh.info project was mentioned earlier on this blog, but it has now been taken down. Read more at: http://lcsh.info/2008/12/19/uncool-uris/


LC Genre/Form Projects

Timeline and Plan for the Next Five Library of Congress Genre/Form Projects is at:


Friday, December 12, 2008

GPO Separate Record Cataloging Policy

November 19, 2008

At the request of the Federal Depository Library community, the Government Printing Office, Library Services & Content Services, Library Technical Information Services (LTIS) staff has formulated a policy for creating separate records for every manifestation of a document. This policy follows an internal review of the current approach of single record cataloging.



"Facing Forward" Slides

Check out Diane Hillmann's slides for her presentation "Facing Forward: The Challenges Facing Cataloging and Catalogers" at: http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/11536

Abstract: This presentation discusses issues surrounding the implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA) in libraries. It also covers the work done by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative/RDA Task Group with provisional forms of RDA Elements, Roles and Vocabularies, how these relate to existing AACR2-MARC21 based applications, and how the library community might use metadata in a more forward-looking way.

(FRBR Blog)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Why RDA?

Check out Tim Knight's slides from his presentation at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries conference on May 26, 2008. It's entitled "Why RDA?" and is at:


(Bib Blog)