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  1. said:

    Enjoyable episode raising some thorny problems. I suppose that some of the inconsistency problems you highlighted with respect to relator codes in RDA that do not exist in AACR2 will smooth out over time, as older items are weeded and their records are deleted from the catalog.<br /><br />As with your prior situation at AUR, the public library system I work for is quietly ignoring RDA, and even

    January 3, 2013
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  2. Thanks for your comments. I guess I find your ideas about the catalog just as strange as you find mine; for instance, you seem to agree with the idea that people have &quot;no choice&quot; except to &quot;deal with it&quot;. I remember those times when there <b>really was no choice</b> except what you happened to find in the library. Otherwise, you were completely helpless. Those days are dead

    January 3, 2013
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  3. One additional point from your comment that I omitted in my previous note was where you say &quot;I suppose that some of the inconsistency problems you highlighted with respect to relator codes in RDA that do not exist in AACR2 will smooth out over time, as older items are weeded and their records are deleted from the catalog.&quot;<br /><br />I cannot take this idea of &quot;over time&quot; so

    January 4, 2013
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  4. That really is quite a problem. even if these systems were designed to streamline the process of book cataloging, they seem to be more set towards fully-trained personnel that need to have a wide knowledge of code to work, something most librarians don&#39;t have. That will not be helpful in keeping up with the demands of the system.

    February 21, 2013
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  5. And that is a big &quot;if&quot;: will any of this streamline the process of book cataloging? It is definitely more work for the cataloger, and the question should be: is it needed by the public, since the librarians don&#39;t need it.<br /><br />People have lots and lots of problems with the library catalog, but it has to do with the fact that the catalog was designed to be used in another

    February 22, 2013
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