Catalogues do well:
- Inventory control
- Known item searching
- ...for items within a particular collection
- Any search except "known item"
- Anything beyond books and journal TITLES
- Displaying results by logical groupings
- Faceted browsing
- Relevance ranking
- The catalogue must interoperate
- Can be part of a unified finding tool
- Refocused in local inventory only
- To get one of them, do an Internet search on: BSTF final report
- There is a report from the Library of Congress by Karen Calhoun that is not out yet (written in Feb. 2006), which echoes things from the BSTF report.
The whole idea is to better use catalogues for what they are good at. Yes, there is hope for catalogues.
[And...yes...I did meet Roy Tennant!]
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