Cataloging for the New Generation of Library Interfaces
Copyright (c) 2008 ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Discussion Group
Abstract: One of the major trends in the realm of library automation involves the development and adoption of a new generation of library interfaces quite unlike the typical OPAC delivered as part of an integrated library system. These new interfaces offer relevancy ranking, faceted navigation, enriched displays, query enhancement, user tagging and reviews, and other features. They expand the scope of search beyond the contents of the ILS, working toward a single point of entry for all content and services of the library. In this age of mass book digitization, possibilities abound for deep search, where users search the full text of books and other materials, not just metadata describing the book. Do these new interfaces and search technologies imply less of a need for high-quality cataloging? Or More? In this session Breeding will explore some of the issues, challenges, and concerns that these new interfaces raise for those involved in cataloging and metadata management.