While this Position Paper reflects the professional and personal views of Gerry McKiernan, some of the ideas presented are derived from discussions with colleagues at Iowa State University. Early and recent discussions with Greg Wool, science cataloger with the ISU library, helped crystalize our thinking with regard to options for display of record data, and was influenced in part by both his published and unpublished work. We are particularly grateful to Greg for summarizing the papers presented at the OCLC Internet Cataloging Project Colloquium held at the American Library Association Mid-Winter meeting held in San Antonio, Texas on January 19, 1996, which we were unable to attend due to the Blizzard of '96 in Des Moines, Iowa. We are also grateful to Greg for his report on the presentation of Jerome McDonough, School of Library and Information Studies, University of California, Berkeley, in which McDonough further articulated his USMARC DTD proposal at ALA Mid-Winter on January 20, 1996.
We wish to fully acknowledge the contribution of Andy Ames, our graduate research assistant, who helped us articulate, clarify and implement a number of the ideas presented in this Position Paper. Without his assistance, neither this Position Paper nor the CyberStacks(sm) project would be as robust.