24.07.2015 03:25, Karen Coyle:
> One thing I think that we have failed to do (as a profession) is to
> bridge the gap between the intent of the cataloging rules and the actual
> functioning of the technology that will manage the data that is created
> in the cataloging workflow.
That's not exactly a new observation.
As I recall, back in 1984, there was an extended thread in AUTOCAT on
the subject of the OPAC interface, and the complete lack of guidelines
for its search and display features. The subject headline was "Face the
Interface". Subsequently, years later, Martha Yee (on behalf of IFLA)
published a study on OPAC design guidelines.
All of that was of no effect, and now RDA (cherished "New International
Standard") does even less to support standardization of search and
display and navigation features. So you can rightly call it a failure
of our profession, and not a small one.
Well, here's a challenge for the up and coming Generation BIBFRAME!