ALA Congressional testimony against LC proposed changes

The Committee on House Administration is taking up some of the controversial questions related to proposed changes in cataloging practice at the Library of Congress, and ALA has submitted testimony criticizing LC for announcing some of these changes without sufficient discussion with the library community. (Admittedly, the Calhoun report was merely a presentation of an idea, not an announced plan, but it does suggest the overall direction of at least some decision-makers within LC.) ALA’s testimony also pointed out that a reduction in the quality of cataloging done by LC would shift the burden onto the cataloging staff of local libraries.

Library Juice has given some attention to the controversial proposed changes at LC. See: