The “Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge: The Card Catalog, Past, Present and Future” panel was recorded at the Library of Congress on May 10, 2017. A video recording (embedded below) was shared on the LC website today. It runs 90 minutes.
Panelists discussed the challenges of managing the “firehose of information” that is modern library collections, from using printed catalog cards to the development of MARC and BIBFRAME.
The event began with an overview of the new book, “The Card Catalog: Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures,” co-published by Chronicle Books in association with the Library of Congress.
Event Agenda and Speakers
From Sumerian Clay to MARC: A Broad History of the Card Catalog
Peter Devereaux, Writer/Editor, Library of Congress Publishing Office, and author of The Card Catalog: Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Memories of the Card Catalog and the Early Days of MARC
Beacher Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress
The Card Catalog as Early Technology
Barbara Orbach Natanson, Head of Reference, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Nonroman and Romanized Catalog Data at the University of Chicago
Christopher Cronin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago Library
Using Card Catalogs for Reference Work
Kathy Woodrell, Reference Specialist, Decorative Arts & Architecture, Main Reading Room, Library of Congress
Evolving Toward a Catalog in the Semantic Web: Princeton’s Project with Jacques Derrida’s Personal Library
Jennifer Baxmeyer, Leader, Serials and Electronic Resources Team, Princeton University Library
Learn More About the Book: “The Card Catalog: Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures”