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The changing nature of the catalog and its integration with other discovery tools

Karen S. Calhoun, University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus

Abstract

A large and growing number of students and scholars routinely bypass library catalogs in favor of other discovery tools, and the catalog represents a shrinking proportion of the universe of scholarly information. This report, commissioned by the Library of Congress (LC), offers an analysis of the current situation, options for revitalizing research library catalogs, a feasibility assessment, a vision for change, and a blueprint for action.

Suggested Citation

Karen S. Calhoun. The changing nature of the catalog and its integration with other discovery tools: prepared for the Library of Congress. 2006. Available at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/calhoun-report-final.pdf