PICS for cataloging

Out of curiosity, are any digital libraries people planning to use  
PICS as a substrate for distributed, human-assisted cataloging, in  
coordination with search engine developers?

It seems like there are a variety of mature, well-developed  
cataloging schemes that could be directly translated into PICS  
Rating Systems, and effectively promoted through the PICS effort and  
the growing search engine market.

Such ratings would not generally be of direct use to clients, but  
could greatly increase the effectiveness of search engines as the  
Web grows beyond the capacity of simple keyword searching to make it  

Paul Burchard	<>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''

Received on Friday, 1 March 1996 22:01:50 UTC