of interest - from latest issue of ASIST Bulletin - pls excuse any duplication

We should ideally expect to see more dissertations soon on cataloging
topics? / best, kw

Bulletin, June/July 2011 ASIST

"2010, Year of Cataloging Research in Review"
by Jimmie Lundgren

Editor's Summary - Sidebar

"Recognizing the need for serious research on bibliographic control, the
American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and
Technical Services declared 2010 as the Year of Cataloging Research. These and
other library organizations, spurred on by forward thinking individuals,
promoted the current and critical importance of cataloging research through
conference presentations, panels and round table discussions throughout the
year. The year 2010 also saw a proposal for an agenda for cataloging research,
including conducting catalog user surveys, examining the effects of outsourcing
and analyzing information retrieval with online catalogs. Catalogers were
encouraged to recognize the value of what they learn through internal projects,
to publish and share discoveries with others and to get actively involved with
library decision making at their institutions. Cataloging research should be
geared toward understanding the perspectives of the information producer and
consumer, thereby enhancing the application of library cataloging skills to
serve information access."

Karen Weaver, MLS
Electronic Resources Statistician
Collection Management
Duquesne University, Gumberg Library
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