It will be the focus of today's discussion session at the 51st Annual RBMS Preconference. Here's a description from the EXLIBRIS-L list:
Hello Conference Bound, or not, Librarians:
Jennifer Schaffner and I are hosting a discussion session in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 23rd at 4 pm, about issues in progressive description, cataloging, curating, and crowdsourcing. We want to talk about such broad questions as: Who is allowed to describe our cultural heritage? Should we let outside scholars add to the catalog? And How do we collaborate with users to create better descriptions to serve outreach and research needs?
As part of this exercise, we've created a parallel blog for comments. If you attend, or would like to follow along, point your browser at http://progressivebibliography.org/
I look forward to seeing you in person or having the conversation virtually.
-James P. Ascher
James Phillip Ascher
Assistant Professor and Rare Book Cataloger
Univ. of Colorado at Boulder Libraries
Thanks to one of my RB librarian friends for pointing this out!