1. tj said:

    The use of library catalogs is in serious decline. Accessing our records needs to be done through general search engines. So in that sense, local cataloging as it exists today is a waste of time. The Library of Congress or other major research collections may require traditional cataloging. But individual libraries doing local cataloging? What the heck for? People use large union catalogs

    May 15, 2013
  2. You are bringing up a delicate matter that most catalogers, including me, do not want to discuss, but what you say is fully valid. Still, I would like to point out that records don&#39;t fall into Worldcat from heaven: people make them, and the first one must be made from scratch.<br /><br />Still, it doesn&#39;t have to be a trained, library cataloger who makes this first record. It could be

    May 15, 2013

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