Cataloging/Metadata: "The Search for a Minimum Viable Record"
It’s cool to see that topics that were not to long ago primarily of interest to information pros and the information industry continue to breakout and become of interest to others like the developers and other info techies who frequent O’Reilly Radar.
This article provides an interview with George Oates from the Open Library/Internet Archive (she’s also responsible for the new design at The Wayback Machine) where Oates responds to the question:
“What are some of the challenges that libraries and archives face when compiling and comparing records?”
For those of you who would like to take a look at lists of new or modified Library of Congress Subject Headings, LC’s Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO) Home Page makes the weekly lists available.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.