I know where I am going, do you?

Bade, David I know where I am going, do you?, 2007 . In 2007 American Library Association Annual Meeting (ALCTS Serials Section, Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee, Update Forum "Continuing Resources Cataloging: Where in the World Are We Going?"), Washington, DC (US), 25 June 2007. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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Serials are neither simple to describe nor to use. Information technologies require not just any standards, but unambiguously defined data elements. We cannot forget the reasons for and importance of citation, not only for the user of the library, but for the crucial scientific practice of reproducibility of results. We need to change practices, but it is not at all clear how far we must accommodate the purposes of other organizations doing other things for other purposes. There are and will be many ways in which we can use externally generated metadata for our purposes. But for any automated use of such metadata we must first guarantee that the content, not just the metadata scheme, is fit for our purposes. If we get confused about what we are doing, for whom, and why, we may end up creating metadata that no one anywhere finds useful, and upon discovering that, we will once again be asking ourselves "Where in the world are we going?"

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: CONSER Standard Record; Serials Cataloging; Reusability
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: David Bade
Date deposited: 02 Sep 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:09
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/10333


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