Next Generation Catalog Interest Group


This group gives LITA a discussion space devoted to developments in the library catalog, its nature and scope, and its interfaces. It provides a forum for presentations and sharing of innovation in catalogs and discussion of future directions. Collaborations with other LITA interest groups, such as in the areas of emerging technologies and open source software, will provide opportunities for programming.


Scott R. Piepenburg (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015)
Mr. David Lee King (Interest Group Coordinator, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Mark A. Beatty (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Valerie Edmonds-Merritt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to May 1, 2015)
Mary Taylor (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 11/25/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.



Interest groups are completely self-initiated and not appointed by LITA officers.  Membership consists of any number of participants and is open to LITA members.  The leadership of each group is selected by the group.


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