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Bibliographic Future

The Library of Congress > Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control > About the Working Group

Advances in search-engine technology, the popularity of the Internet and the influx of electronic information resources have greatly changed the way libraries do their work. To address those changes, the Library of Congress has convened a Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control to examine the future of bibliographic description in the 21st century.

The Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control is chaired by Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, Dean of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is joined on the group by information professionals representing the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the Special Libraries Association, Google, Microsoft Corporation and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. At-large members are from the Coalition for Networked Information and OCLC.

The group was convened by and report its findings to Associate Librarian for Library Services Deanna Marcum in November 2007.


Group picture of Bibliographic Control Working Group Members

First row:

Daniel Clancy, Sally Smith, Olivia Madison, Robert Wolven, Lorcan Dempsey.

Second row:

Richard Amelung, Judith Nadler, Brian Schottlaender, Diane Dates Casey, Janet Swan Hill, José-Marie Griffiths, John Latham (representing the Special Libraries Association for Gary Price)

Not pictured:

Jay Girotto, Clifford Lynch, Gary Price, Chris Cole, Diane Boehr