A few weeks ago, folks at the New York Public Library posted a fascinating article on the future of the catalog and the richness of the data stored within. The article was prompted by the nature of the catalog, and a question about its future:
The catalog could be considered the backbone of any working library. … What if you could see everything at once, to get the big picture about what subjects the library has information on and what are the related topics?
The result is quite interesting. For all those catalog aficionados out there, give this article a read: The Networked Catalog.
via Josh Hadro