Biblios - it's like what, a social network for book catalogers; facebook for book people; BookBook? BookFace?
from Library Journal via read20-l.
has become a subject of much discussion, LibLime has brought
an open source approach to cataloging, debuting ‡biblios, an
open-source, web-based metadata tool for libraries and
‡biblios.net, a hosted version of ‡biblios with social
cataloging features such as forums, private messaging, and
"After beta testing since November, with 200 testers, it was
unveiled just before the American Library Association
Midwinter Meeting. More than 1000 people have signed up in a
week. A presentation Monday by LibLime CEO Joshua Ferraro drew
a curious audience."
Like all good networks, there is a steep barrier to entry: in this case, working knowledge of MARC. There is no gentle "MARC for Dummies" book, and the traditional barrier to entry is the MLS degree.