Monthly Archives: September 2013

Updated Readings for Sept. 30th!

Below are listed the complete readings for this upcoming class meeting on 9/30/2013. These reading changes are also reflected in the updated syllabus on this blog and in the LMS. Several of these are quite short. You do not have to read the Chan chapter or the Library of Congress “Working Group” reading that were originally scheduled for this week.


Chowdhury, Ch. 3: Cataloging, p. 38-44.

Tennant, R. (2002). MARC must die. Library Journal.

Coyle, K. & Hillman, D. (2007). Resource Description and Access (RDA): Cataloging rules for the 21st century. D-Lib Magazine, 13(1/2).

Naun, C. C. (2010). Next Generation OPACs: A Cataloging Viewpoint. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, (48)4.  [Accessible online through Pratt Library’s databases.  Search the catalog for “journal title” as: Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. Scroll to the bottom of the record and click “Electronic Access.” Then navigate to the correct year, volume, and issue.]

Tennant, R. (2013). The post-MARC era, Part 1. Library Journal.

Tennant, R. (2013). The Post-MARC Era, Part 2. Library Journal.

Kroeger, A. (2013). The Road to BIBFRAME: The Evolution of the Idea of Bibliographic Transition into a Post-MARC Future. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. (Pre-print.) [This article has been uploaded to the LMS.]

SKIM this (for reference):

Library of Congress. BIBFRAME Frequently Asked Questions.


Schneider, Karen.  How OPACs Suck, Parts 1 and 2. ALA Techsource, 2006.