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Future considerations: the functional library systems record

Karen Coyle (Karen Coyle is Digital Libraries Consultant, Berkeley, California, USA)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



The paper performs a thought experiment on the concept of a record based on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records and library system functions, and concludes that if we want to develop a functional bibliographic record we need to do it within the context of a flexible, functional library systems record structure. The article suggests a new way to look at the library systems record that would allow libraries to move forward in terms of technology but also in terms of serving library users.



Coyle, K. (2004), "Future considerations: the functional library systems record", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 166-174.



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