Posting this for Bill Moen....
Here is the paper to which he refers:
Mann, T. (1991). Cataloging quality, LC priorities, and models of the library's future. (Opinion papers, no. 1). Washington, D.C. : Cataloging Forum Steering Committee.
From: Moen, William
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Subject: RE: [EXT] Re: [eduCAT] Organization of Information course for School Media Students
Whether this argument persuades remains to be judged, but the fact of the matter is that organizing information is both temporally and logically prior to development of references services and many other library services that assume there are organizational (e.g., classified collections) and representation structures (e.g., metadata) for the information objects in the collections.
In 1991, Thomas Mann, senior reference librarian at the Library of Congress, presented a document at the first LC Cataloging Forum titled: Cataloging quality, LC priorities, and models of the library's future. A major point he made is that his work as a reference librarian was made possible because of the work of the LC catalogers and the classified collection. Since they cite the document, maybe Drs. Miksa, Snow, or Zavalina might have a copy of the document to scan and post. I know I have a copy someplace.
William E. Moen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Director, Undergraduate Information Science Program,
College of Information, Department of Information Science
University of North Texas
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