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
     "card catalog"?

   * 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

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