This live online workshop is provided by the state of Florida through the College of DuPage. This is the last in the series entitled
“Library Futures: Staying Ahead of the Curve 2011”
An electronic forum of ideas, issues, information and opportunities for librarians.
What’s going on with Cataloging??? Over ten years after the publication of FRBR and two years after the final draft of RDA, we come to a decision point. The questions that are posed are not just about the adoption of new cataloging rules, but of possible new directions for library data. The report on the Future of Bibliographic Control advised us to increase sharing — between libraries and with non-library communities — and to move our data from silo’d databases to an open web platform. We will review steps that are being taken to at least experiment with those recommendations: the definition of library terms in a format compatible with the Semantic Web; national and international efforts to create linkable library data for web services; and results from two significant efforts: the World Wide Web Consortium’s Incubator Group on Linked Library Data and the U.S. National Libraries test of RDA.