Coyle’s article, “Resource Description and Access (RDA) Cataloging for the 21st Century,” was in line with the thoughts I posted last week.  Coyle explained (in the best terms I’ve read so far) how changes in technology have affected cataloging, and why “out with the old” is needed more than just tinkering with what we have.  The way we search for information is different than how we searched for information when cataloging rules were created, based on that system.  It only makes sense to create new cataloging methods and rules based on the new ways users are interacting with information.  It seems to me that the old system isn’t necessarily broken, its becoming irrelevant, and I thought Coyle set this out clearly in her article.

Katie B.


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