Monday, August 18, 2008

Repurposing "Born MARC" metadata

Just wanted to repeat the question that I posed in my original comment but under its own header:

What opportunities and challenges can we anticipate as we start working with (e.g. manipulating, searching, augmenting, cleaning up, transforming) MARC metadata from an ILS (or from another MARC-based system) outside of that system?

How can we ensure that reusing MARC data is a worthwhile undertaking, and convince those outside the library world of this, if necessary?