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Friday, March 21, 2008


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Tom Kaun

I'm just a teacher librarian at high school but I couldn't agree more with your last statement. "The future of cataloging is intrinsically tied to the future of libraries. And the future of libraries is what we can offer to readers that is added value beyond the full-text resources that will continue to proliferate the Web."
What I'm wondering, as I continually add content from the Web to my catalog is why someone isn't making more MARC records of websites available. There is still a disconnect between the catalog and the Internet in terms of the actual cataloging of websites. Is it because they are considered ephemeral? Or what? I have found a few random academic libraries which seem to catalog sites but I've noticed that LC doesn't even catalog government documents/websites which any sense of purpose.

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