Monday, January 24, 2005



excerpt: "Another mistake the folks debating make is to assume all material deserves the same level of treatment. Those millions of pictures of cats or millions of abandoned weblogs are hardly deserving of much more than being spidered by Google, if that. Something like the Report on the Challenger Accident demands full treatment. I think it was Michael Gorman who years ago said that there are basically four levels of materials, those deserving of full cataloging (MARC, EAD, FGDC), those deserving of qualified Dublin Core or some similar level of minimal level of description, those deserving unqualified Dublin Core and those that the search engines can provide access for."