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Subject: Är katalogisatörer överflödiga?
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 14 Jan 2008 08:36:28 +0100

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Peter Brantley, the Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation,
höll nyligen ett föredrag vid California Academic Research Librarians
IT-Conference som innehöll en rad radikala och drastiska förslag om
hur biblioteken ska anpassa sig till dagens verkliget.

Vi i Sverige tittar hellre på USA än Europa så det är inte ointressant
vad en så inflytelserik person som Brantley har att säga bl.a om
katalogisring och förvärv:

1) Permanently and significantly reduce cataloguing staff. Now. Most
cataloguing is superfluous; I am not going to defend the underlying
proposition, as there have been numerous assaults already on this point.
Original cataloguing - of which there will remain plenty - has an
important role moving into the future. Copy cataloguing - the relentless
duplication and continual iteration of obscure, underutilized metadata
- is absurd. The majority of the useful and attractive metadata is easily
obtained through both traditional (CIP) or newer (ONIX) data sources.
Don't worry about the rest. There's enough richness in even the essential
cataloguing data to do things far more compelling with search than we do 

Sen finns stolliga förslag som att sluta köpa  böcker och i stället  
satsa på
konsortielicenser av digitala böcker. Det känns väldigt amerikanskt.

4) Get ready to stop buying books. I hope that doesn't sound heretical; it
shouldn't. We are rapidly advancing toward a future where libraries will be
licensing access to books digitally, and they will increasingly be consumed

Jan Szczepanski
Förste bibliotekarie 
Goteborgs universitetsbibliotek 
Box 222
SE 405 30 Goteborg, SWEDEN 
Tel: +46 31 773 1164 Fax: +46 31 163797 
E-mail: [log in to unmask] 


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