Daily Archives: March 7, 2007

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Schneider pens an Open Letter to the LOC

http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2007/03/dear-library-of-congress.html This rocks my world. I want all of my students to read this and ponder not only the future of books and description but the future of libraries. It is both ironic and poignant that librarians are still worrying about “bibliographic control,” after ceding so much of the same to the companies that now rent them journal access per annum at usurious rates, digitize their book collections into DRM obscurity, or sell them ponderous, antiquated “management” systems that on close inspection do little more than serve as storehouses for the metadata specific to the formats of bygone eras, bold […]