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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Beyond 2010 the Year of Cataloging Research

ALA Online Learning: "Based on a motion initiated by the Implementation Group on the Library of Congress Working Group Report, at ALA Midwinter 2010 the ALA and ALCTS Boards of Directors passed a resolution designating 2010 as the Year of Cataloging Research. The Report of the LC Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control addressed several goals, including "Work to develop a stronger, more rigorous culture of formal evaluation, critique and validation, and build a cumulative research agenda and evidence base. Encourage, highlight, reward and share best research practice and results." Two goals remain unmet at the end of 2010: to build a cumulative research agenda and a solid evidence base to support decisions for future cataloging" - March 9-10, 2011 - You'll need a computer with Internet access and an email account.

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