Lorcan Dempsey's "Thirteen Ways" article published in Catalogue 2.0: The Future of the Library Catalogue
"Thirteen Ways of Looking at Libraries, Discovery, and the Catalog: Scale, Workflow, Attention" by Lorcan Dempsey discusses the position of the catalog and uses it to illustrate more general discovery and workflow directions for libraries. There is a renaissance of interest in the catalog and catalog data. Yet it comes at a time when the catalog itself is being reconfigured in ways which may result in its disappearance as an individually identifiable component of library service. The catalog is being subsumed within larger library discovery environments and catalog data is flowing into other systems and services. This article should be of interest to those who manage or make decisions about discovery services in libraries, or who are interested in how general Internet trends are affecting library services. A version of this article appeared in EDUCAUSE Review Online in December 2012.
Catalogue 2.0: The Future of the Library Catalogue edited by Sally Chambers, brings together some of the foremost international cataloging practitioners and thought leaders, including Lorcan Dempsey, Emmanuelle Bermès, Marshall Breeding and Karen Calhoun, to provide an overview of the current state of the art of the library catalog and look ahead to see what the library catalog might become. Practical projects and cutting edge concepts are showcased in discussions of linked data and the Semantic Web, user expectations and needs, bibliographic control, the FRBRization of the catalog, innovations in search and retrieval, next-generation discovery products and mobile catalogs.
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