Chapter 1: Introduction

Karen Coyle


Chapter 1 is the Introduction to this issue of
Library Technology Reports.
Library activities in recent years, particularly those that have contemplated the future of bibliographic control, have given libraries a theoretical basis for the move from traditional catalogs to the Web as a data platform. Library catalogs have already evolved to federate resources from external locations and to bring in data from remote sources. FRBR, RDA, and the commitment of the Library of Congress to a new bibliographic framework all point libraries in the direction of shared, linked data.

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