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Submission + - [ponies] Libraries to Give Up Cataloging?

Sparrowhawk writes: Greetings from Baltimore, where the 13th National Conference of the Association of College & Research Libraries is drawing to a close. To coincide with the conference, some sweeping changes have been announced by none other than the Library of Congress regarding how they handing the cataloging of materials. Can te slashdottit system be used as a new pedagogy for authority control?

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