Metadata: Phase One of Update to GPO Cataloging Guidelines Completed
Library Services and Content Management is updating the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) Cataloging Guidelines to better reflect current cataloging practices and standards. Last updated in 2004, the GPO Cataloging Guidelines codify the procedures and practices used by GPO to catalog government information materials.
The Cataloging Guidelines update is being done in phases.
Phase 1 involves issuing instructions related to name authorities, subject cataloging, and non-MARC metadata schemes used by GPO.
Phase 1 is now complete and available on beta.fdlp.gov.
Phases 2 and 3 will focus on revising and completing all remaining sections of the Guidelines and determining a schedule for future updates to the Guidelines. Phases 2 and 3 are scheduled to be completed in 2014.
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. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.