Cataloger makeover: Creating non-marc name authorities

Violeta Ilik*

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This article shares a vision of the enterprise of cataloging and the role of catalogers and metadata librarians in the twenty-first century. The revolutionary opportunities now presented by Semantic Web technologies liberate catalogers from their historically analogbased static world, re-conceptualize it, and transform it into a world of high dimensionality and fluidity. By presenting illustrative examples of innovative metadata creation and manipulation, such as non-MARC name authority records, we seek to contribute to the libraries’ mission with innovative projects that enable discovery, development, communication, learning, and creativity, and hold promise to exceed users’ expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-398
Number of pages17
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - May 19 2015


  • College
  • Data models
  • Karma data integration tool
  • Name authority control
  • Non-MARC name authority
  • OWL
  • Ontologies
  • RDF
  • Records
  • University libraries
  • VIVO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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