As the Library of Congress and other national libraries are preparing and experimenting with linked data, graph-based and web-based data architecture to replace MARC, what can AMICAL libraries do to prepare for this transition?
The group’s discussion with the focus on libraries’ planning for the transition to the post-MARC and linked data world. The presenter will give an overview of the trends in cataloging and metadata and libraries’ preparation for the transition to linked data and the Semantic Web environment. She will also solicit the input from the group’s participants to discuss their readiness and planning process for this transition to BIBFRAME and/or Schema.org, and the post-MARC world in general. She will also propose to form a working group for ‘Cataloging and Metadata’s Managers for the AMICAL membership to continue our discussion on this transition and the future of cataloging and metadata in the linked data environment.