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Library data, library systems: a conversation

Folks who work in library data (e.g., catalogers and metadata librarians) and folks who work in library systems (e.g., developers and system analysts) sometimes end up talking past each other. Sometimes, though, conversation happens.


  1. To set the scene: library discovery platforms aren't magic, and don't make library data problems go away. Listen to a library data munger:
  2. But who listens to catalogers and metadata people? Sometimes that's a problem:
  3. Here I ask a loaded question...
  4. But the focus quickly shifts to the divide between data and systems:
  5. A theme: technology is not magic. Library data, and library data work, still matter:
  6. In particular, discovery systems need good data to work (sound familiar?):