I rarely post about cataloging even though I am a cataloger. That is because I find that discussions about cataloging are too often mired in details that matter to no one but catalogers.
When I do post about cataloging it is almost always because James Weinheimer has said something noteworthy. I find his views to be realistic, practical, forward-thinking, and usually spot-on, at least from my perspective.
And that is why I’m posting about cataloging today. Please read this: Modern library cataloging does not see the forest because of the trees. It makes much more sense than anything I could say on the same topic. And if what’s already been said has been said well then why reinvent the wheel?