Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge:
The Card Catalog, Past, Present and Future
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540
Join six library champions for an animated discussion on the challenges of managing the “firehose of information” that is modern library collections, from using printed catalog cards to the development of MARC and BIBFRAME. The event will begin with an overview of the new book, The Card Catalog: Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures, co-published by Chronicle Books in association with the Library of Congress.
From Sumerian Clay to MARC: A Broad History of the Card Catalog
Peter Devereaux, Writer/Editor, Library of Congress Publishing Office, and author of The Card Catalog: Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Memories of the Card Catalog and the Early Days of MARC
Beacher Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress
The Card Catalog as Early Technology
Barbara Orbach Natanson, Head of Reference, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Nonroman and Romanized Catalog Data at the University of Chicago
Christopher Cronin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago Library
Using Card Catalogs for Reference Work
Kathy Woodrell, Reference Specialist, Decorative Arts & Architecture, Main Reading Room, Library of Congress
Evolving Toward a Catalog in the Semantic Web: Princeton’s Project with Jacques Derrida’s Personal Library
Jennifer Baxmeyer, Leader, Serials and Electronic Resources Team, Princeton University Library
Reception and book-signing immediately following the program in the Mumford Foyer
Due to limited seating capacity, please respond by email to email@example.com to reserve a seat by 5/3/17.
This event is made possible with the generous support of Chronicle Books.