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Re: [ARSCLIST] speaking of cataloging terminology...
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006, steven c wrote:
> It has always seemed to me that MARC...and other database formats
> created and used by/for librarians...were intended mainly to
> catalogue printed paper items, usually in the form of books!
> For this reason, trying to use them to catalogue sound recordings,
> especially if there is any attempt made to include discographic
> data, quickly becomes at the very least difficult and goes
> downhill from there...
I agree with you on all counts...and as to how far downhill, I think we
reached bottom years ago.