Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Transforming our Bibliographic Framework: A Statement from the Library of Congress (May 13, 2011)

The Library of Congress recently issued a statement to announce the launch of an initiative at LC to "analyze the present and future environment, identify the components of the [bibliographic] framework to support our users, and plan for the evolution from our present framework to the future—not just for the Library of Congress, but for all institutions that depend on bibliographic data shared by the Library and its partners. [ ...] The Library now seeks to evaluate how its resources for the creation and exchange of metadata are currently being used and how they should be directed in an era of diminishing budgets and heightened expectations in the broader library community." The full announcement may be read at: http://www.loc.gov/marc/transition/news/framework-051311.html.

Library of Congress News and Announcements, 5/24/2011

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