In response to "On the Record" (the final report created by the LC commissioned Task Force for the Future of Bibliographic Control), the American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) are highlighting the need for research in bibliographic control by declaring 2010 the Year of Cataloging Research.
The Year of Cataloging Research website is now available at http://faculty.washington.edu/acarlyle/yocr/index.html. While the spirit of the Year of Cataloging Research embraces all research relating to bibliographic control (including metadata, classification theory , social tagging, etc.), the information posted on the Year of Cataloging Research website may be restricted to that specifically related to library metadata, cataloging, classification, and catalogs.
Posted by Allyson Carlyle on Autocat, March 3, 2010