Monday, October 10, 2005

WorldCat Allows Your Comments

Update: According to Roy Tennant, the comments/notes will reside outside the catalog. OCLC now allows comments from WorldCat users -- wiki-style. Check this title. Click on either Details (Table of Contents or Notes) or Reviews (Reader Reviews) to see how you can add information. I'm torn. WorldCat/bibliographic description has always been the cataloger's domain. As I am not a cataloger, I've always felt I shouldn't modify their records. However, I think this is a great idea and am very interested to see how it will turn out. I wonder if these comments become part of the MARC record . . . nah . . . [from Lorcan Dempsey's weblog] [disclaimer: I work for Amigos Library Services, an organization that works with OCLC.]

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