XC Report: New Directions
Some of the future directions of the project are very intriguing, and I am particularly interested to see how the XC Authority Control and Aggregation services develop.
What is encouraging about the project is that it shows a middle way between demonization and deification of the MARC format. The project seeks to use the richness of the MARC records and put it in a context which will ease reuse and repurposing. It comes across as a measured and thoughtful reaction to the possibilities and challenges of RDA, linked data, and the new world of bibliographic metadata.