From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Laura Krier
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Next generation bibliographic data entry screens
[snip] if we had a system where scanning a barcode would pull in existing bibliographic data from a variety of sources, which we could then select from, add to, or edit for our own purposes, we'd be well served. Of course that wouldn't work for everything that needs to be cataloged, but it wouldn't be a bad start.
California Digital Library
It's NOT a bad start. It's called Z39.50 and many catalogers use it NOW all day every day.
I think this wheel reinvention thing is getting way out of hand.
Technical Services Librarian
Lake Jackson, TX
Michael.mitchell at brazosport.edu