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  1. Next generation library catalog
    • Description: This text outlines an idea for a next generation library catalog. In two sentences, this catalog is not really a catalog at all but more like a tool designed to make it easier for students to learn, teachers to instruct, and scholars to do research. It provides its intended audience with a more effective means for finding and using data and information.
    • Date: 2006-06-02
    • Source: This essay was originally published serially on the LITA Blog at
    • Subject(s): next generation library catalogs;
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  2. Next Generation Data Format
  3. "Next-Generation" Library Catalogs
    • Description: This presentation outlines some of the possibilities for "next-generation" library catalogs. Specifically it describes the technology behind these applications, enumerates ways they can exploit sets of globally networked computers, and posits opportunities for new and improved services within and around them. Librarianship has traditionally been about collection, preservation, organization, and re-distribution. These over-arching goals are still relevant in today's environment, but the methods the profession can use to achieve them is changing. The venerable library catalog and the thing it seems to be morphing into is just one example. This presentation brings together the how's and why's of this issue.
    • Date: 2009-03-25
    • Source: This presentation was written to be given at the libraries of the Purdue University on March 27 as well as an IOLUG meeting on May 15, 2009
    • Subject(s): Purdue University; next generation library catalogs; Indiana On-Line User's Group (IOLUG); presentations; librarianship;
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  4. Open source software and libraries: A current SWOT analysis
    • Description: After more than ten years of listening and watching the library-related open source software, a number of things have changed. This presentation outlines some of those changes as well as outlines some of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of open source software. The presentation ends some ideas for a "next generation" library catalog -- services against texts.
    • Date: 2010-04-04
    • Source: This essay was written as the closing keynote speech for the 2nd Annual Evergreen Conference (April 23, 2010), Grand Rapids (Michigan)
    • Subject(s): next-generation library catalogs; presentations; open source software;
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  5. Next Generation Library Catalogs in Fifteen Minutes
  6. Open source software at the Montana State University Libraries Symposium
    • Description: This one-page essay outlines what open source software (OSS) is and how it can be applied to some of the computer-related problems facing libraries. In short, it characterizes open source software as a community-driven process, describes it as free as a free kitten, compares it to the principles of librarianship, and finally, outlines how it can be exploited to develop next generation library catalogs.
    • Date: 2007-09-29
    • Source: This is a presentation for the Montana State University Libraries Symposium, October 4, 2007.
    • Subject(s): next-generation library catalogs; presentations; open source software;
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  7. Dr. Strangelove, or How we learned to live with Google
    • Description: On October 26, 2007 the University Libraries of Notre Dame sponsored a "mini-symposium" entitled Dr. Strangelove, or How We Learned to Live with Google. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss issues of librarianship considering an environment of globally networked computers and radically changing user expectations. It was an education process designed to enable the library faculty and staff to ask questions, reflect on the experience of others, and ultimately be better educated when technological systems present themselves as solutions to some of the profession's challenges. This text reports on the content of the symposium and offers a number of personal observations.
    • Date: 2007-11-15
    • Source: This travel log was originally "published" at
    • Subject(s): travel log; next generation library catalogs; University Libraries of Notre Dame;
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  8. MyLibrary 3.x and a Next Generation Library Catalogue
  9. Whirlwind in Windsor surrounding integrated library systems: My symposium notes
    • Description: On November 15 Rob Fox and I attended a symposium at the University of Windsor on the topic of integrated library systems. This text documents my experiences, and in a sentence, the symposium re-enforced much of what I had already thought regarding next generation library catalogs and at the same time it brought much more depth to the issue than I had previously given it.
    • Date: 2006-11-29
    • Source: This text was published here first.
    • Subject(s): next-generation library catalogs;
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  10. Thinking outside the books: A Travel log
    • Description: This travel log outlines some of my experiences at a conference in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) entitled Think outside the books: Creating the customer-driven library hosted by PALINET in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, October 23-24, 2006. In a sentence, the conference was a joy to attend and it was interesting see how the concept of a "next generation" library catalog is being manifested.
    • Date: 2006-11-27
    • Source: This travel log was never published elsewhere
    • Subject(s): next-generation library catalogs; PALINET; travel log; librarianship;
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  11. Next-Generation Library Catalogues: A Presentation at Libraries Australia
    • Description: The environment of globally networked and commodity priced computers has significantly altered the information landscape. Libraries, once a central player in this environment, have seen their "market share" dwindle. This presentation outlines one way this situation can be turned around, specifically, by re-inventing the definition of the venerable library catalogue.
    • Date: 2008-11-02
    • Source: This was never formally published, but it was presented at the National Library of Australia (October 21, 2008) and at Libraries Australia (October 23, 2008)
    • Subject(s): next generation library catalogs; presentations; laf2008;
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  12. Building the "next generation" library catalog
    • Description: How will we, the library profession, build the "next generation" library catalog, and to what degree will the process include vendor support and open source software?
    • Date: 2006-09-01
    • Source: This was originally a blog posting on the LITA blog at
    • Subject(s): next generation library catalogs;
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  13. Rethink the role of the library catalog
  14. Catalog Collectivism: XC and the Future of Library Search

Creator: Eric Lease Morgan <>
Date created: 2000-06-20
Date updated: 2010-05-01