A mailing list has been created called NGC4Lib -- Next Generation
Catalogs for Libraries. See:
NGC4Lib is open to anybody in the world, and its purpose is to
discuss things including but not limited to:
* Who are the primary intended audiences for a library's
* Considering the changing nature of information access in an
Internet environment, how is an electronic "card catalog" of
today different from the one designed ten or fifteen years ago?
* What kind of content should these "card catalogs" contain?
* To what degree are these things "catalogs" (as in inventory
lists), and to what degree are they finding aids?
* To what degree should traditional cataloging practices be
used in such a thing, or to what degree should new and upcoming
practices such as FRBR be exploited?
* How would such a thing get created and by whom?
* What are some of the functionalities of "next generation"
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Eric "I Hope Something Doesn't Go Wrong" Morgan
Head, Digital Access and Information Architecture Department
University Libraries of Notre Dame
I'm hiring a Senior Programmer Analyst.