Library specialists in the cataloging and metadata professions have a greater
purpose than simply managing information and connecting users to resources.
There is a deeper and more profound impact that comes of their work:
preservation of the human record.
"Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century" contains four chapters
addressing broad categories of issues that catalogers and metadata librarians
are currently facing. Every important topic is covered, such as changing
metadata practices, standards, data record structures, data platforms, and user
expectations, providing both theoretical and practical information. Guidelines
for dealing with present challenges are based on fundamentals from the past.
Recommendations on training staff, building new information platforms