In my November 24, 2008 post
to this blog, I alluded to a research project examining what is most important about WorldCat metadata to a range of audiences, both end users and librarians. My research team and I have now published the findings that are likely to be relevant to library catalogs in general. Our report, Online Catalogs: What Users and Librarians Want
, is available as a freely downloadable PDF from http://www.oclc.org/us/en/reports/default.htm
. There is also an executive summary. Your comments are welcome.