A Cooperative “Identities Hub”
The current LC/NACO contributor model has severe limitations, both in who is enabled to add and edit authority records and the rules that constrain what information can be entered (even if the cataloger knows more information).The intellectual work that librarians who are not NACO contributors do in the course of creating bibliographic records is untapped.
There has been discussion of the need for such a project here among other places. I am glad to see the prototype moving forward.
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