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Description - Functional Future for Bibliographic Control by Shawne D. Miksa

The quest to evolve bibliographic control to an equal or greater standing within the current information environment is on-going. As information organizers we are working in a time where information and communication technology (ICT) has pushed our status quo to its limits and where innovation often needs the pressure of do or die in order to get started. The year 2010 was designated as the Year of Cataloging Research and we made progress on studying the challenges facing metadata and information organization practices. However, one year of research is merely a drop in the bucket, especially given the results of the Resource and Description and Access (RDA) National Test and the Library of Congress' decision to investigate the possibility of transitioning the MARC21 format. This book addresses how information professionals can create a functional environment in which we move beyond just representing information resources and into an environment that both represents and connects at a deeper level. Most importantly, it offers insight on transitioning into new communities of practice and awareness by reassessing our purpose, re-charting our efforts, reasserting our expertise in the areas that information organizer have traditionally claimed but are losing due to stagnation and lack of vision. This book was published as a double special issue of the Journal of Library Metadata.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415716024
ISBN-10: 0415716020
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Shawne D. Miksa

Shawne D. Miksa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Sciences and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD Program in the College of Information (COI), University of North Texas, USA. She has published and taught in the areas of Information Organization, Cataloging and Classification.