The Critical Component: Standards in the Information Exchange Environment edited by Todd A. Carpenter for ALCTS

« .. The ongoing educational, research, and entertainment missions of libraries and other cultural organizations rely on standards that underlie interoperability and data exchange, unique identifiers and authority control, ontologies, barcodes, patron management, resource sharing, discovery, web-based services, software, digital collections, preservation, metadata management, bibliographic control, and resource layout. Greater understanding of and appreciation for these information standards that permeate our work and our institutions will only help us and our institutions (…) »