Library of Congress

Bibliographic Future

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The Library of Congress > Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control

The charge of the group was to present findings on how bibliographic control and other descriptive practices can effectively support management of and access to library materials in the evolving information and technology environment, recommend ways in which the library community can collectively move toward achieving this vision, and advise the Library of Congress on its role and priorities. See below for the initial report and background documents of the group as well as the responses and recommendations that followed the report's release in early 2008.

Reports, Studies, and Recommendatons

"On the Record" Recommendations and Study

  • Recommendations the Library of Congress Should Pursue Over the Next Four Years: Report to the Associate Librarian for Library Services (OTR Report Implementation Working Group, Regina Reynolds and Bruce Knarr, co-chairs
    Read final report (September 15, 2009) [PDF, 103 KB]
  • Library of Congress Study of the North American MARC Records Marketplace (R2 Consulting LLC, www.r2consulting.org, Ruth Fischer, Rick Lugg
    Read study (October 2009) [PDF, 723 KB]

Response to the Final Report of the Working Group

  • Associate Librarian Deanna Marcum responds to On the Record: Report of The Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control
    Read final document (June 1, 2008) [PDF, 493 KB]

"On the Record" Final Report and Testimony