Catalogers are increasingly asked to focus on descriptive activities in areas both in and outside of the traditional catalog, e.g. institutional repositories, digital collections for archival materials, even… in how we describe our staff and services on the web. With this expansion of our mission comes an opportunity to reconsider how we describe, publish, and share our data so that it’s value extends beyond one system… beyond the library itself. With this increased scope, we must also consider how we might except and reuse data produced outside the library domain.
Presentation given at the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Participants Meeting at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference on the value of linked data and URIs in library cataloging practice.