Thursday, March 20, 2008

“On the Record” but Off the Track-Library of Congress Professional Guild Responds

--"This will never do."

“On the Record” but Off the Track: A Review of the Report of The Library of Congress Working Group on The Future of Bibliographic Control, With a Further Examination of Library of Congress Cataloging Tendencies.
Thomas Mann, [Thomas Mann, Ph.D., a member of AFSCME 2910, is the author of The Oxford Guide to Library Research, third edition (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2005) and Library Research Models (Oxford U. Press, 1993)].
Prepared for AFSCME 2910,The Library of Congress Professional Guild representing over 1,500 professional employees

The Working Group’s Report is off the track in many of its major assumptions, assertions, and recommendations: SEE "On the Record” but Off the Track."

The paper also examines the reorganization of LC's cataloging department proposed by Library management, and the predictably damaging impact it will have on libraries in all Congressional districts. [ see info about Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control here].

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