From: Daniel Chudnov <daniel.chudnov@ya...> - 2000-10-26 21:07:44
In mid-November an interesting gathering of mostly well-known librarian
types will convene at the U.S. Library of Congress for the "Bicentennial
Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millenium". I do not know
if this means that in 2200 this group will meet again to discuss
bibliographic control for 3001 and beyond, but, well, you get the point.
The conference site is here:
...and it is worth your perusal. Especially take note of the conference
papers, nearly all of which are now posted and available for anyone to
view. An open listserv also exists to include folks not invited in the
discussion, although that seems a difficult task and in the few days since
I joined that list there's been little traffic.
This seems to be an invitation-only conference, and for some reason I've
been invited (probably thanks to some of the LC folks I've interacted with
regarding the jake project). Since IANAC (i am not a cataloger) it is
somewhat difficult for me to put the various authors and participants
listed into a properly-scoped context, although most of the papers appear
to speak well for themselves.
Because of this and because, AFAIK, only one other person on this list is
also invited, I would be very interested in hearing folks' thoughts on any
aspect of the conference, the papers, or the world of bibliographic
control in the next millenium or any millenium thereafter. If anyone
wishes to discuss such matters either here or via private email I will do
my best to reflect folks' opinion when such opportunities present
themselves during the conference. Certainly this will be most productive
for those who've spent some time at the site first; you'll find also that
contact information is available for many of those who've contributed
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