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Will there be a library catalogue in the future and, if so, what will it look like?

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Catalogue 2.0: The future of the library catalogue. This new edited collection brings together some of the foremost cataloguing practitioners to provide an overview of the current state of the art of the lib

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In the last 25 years, the library catalogue has undergone an evolution, from card catalogues to OPACs, discovery systems and even linked data applications making library bibliographic data accessible on the web. At the same time, users expectations of what catalogues will be able to offer in the way of discovery have never been higher. 

Facet Publishing's latest title, Catalogue 2.0: The future of the library catalogue, provides an overview of the current state of the art of the library catalogue and looks ahead to see what the library catalogue might become.  Editor Sally Chambers brings together some of the foremost international cataloguing practitioners and thought leaders, including Lorcan Dempsey, Emmanuelle Bermès, Marshall Breeding and Karen Calhoun in this groundbreaking edited collection.

Practical projects and cutting edge concepts are showcased in discussions of linked data and the semantic web, user expectations and needs, bibliographic control, the FRBRization of the catalogue, innovations in search and retrieval, next-generation discovery products and mobile catalogues.

he book will be essential reading for cataloguers and metadata specialists, library administrators and managers responsible for planning and strategy, systems librarians, user services managers, electronic resources librarians, and digital library project managers and for students on cataloguing, information management and digital library courses.

Catalogue 2.0: The future of the library catalogue(July 2013, 192pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-1-85604-716-6, £49.95) is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: | Web: | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. 


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