Cataloging Emerging Technologies

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The digital revolution has created an environment in which familiar content is delivered in media developed for emerging technologies. What do you do when acquisitions gives you slotMusic or some other new-fangled medium to catalog? The PlayAway sound recordings gave you fits and just when you figure it out the PlayAway View comes along. This session will cover some of the recent emerging technologies that have arrived in cataloging departments in recent years, how we have addressed those challenges, and look at how you can apply what we have learned from those challenges to future surprises for both the AACR2 and RDA environments.

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