At 11:51 AM 8/18/2004, Peter Noerr wrote:
>[...] It's just that most ILSs don't create an index on the name of
>the cataloguer or the MARC record's date of creation. They could but they
>don't as not many people are interested in that information. Unlike artists,
>catalogers get little (no) recognition for the catalog records they create.
There is another factor at play here: the impplication that a catalog
record is merely "correct" or "incorrect". In GILS (and, I believe, the
"real world") any particular locator record is just one among many
characterizations of an information resource.
As an illustration, consider the need to characterize information resources
as to the "reliability" of the information. Clearly, one would need to
know who is responsible for such a catalog record.