Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The LC bibiographic control report -- getting input

I thought the description of how the bibliographic control group got feedback on their report was really interesting:

The group used the methodology used by the section 108 working group [on copyright and preservation], to hold three public hearings in 2007 -- Google, ALA headquarters, and Library of Congress. Selected those locations because of diverse geography, and the symbolism associated with each.

It was assumed that participants at each of those locations would come from widely differing points of view; sometimes that was true and sometimes it wasn't; but we wanted to demonstrate that we were open to having a wide conversation. (The UC was well-represented at the hearings).

Draft report was issued in November 2007, and webcast (in a *very* popular webcast!)

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