What do these observations suggest about a “smarter” way to catalog in the future? First, if beginners get the descriptive part of a catalog record in RDA right almost automatically, there is no reason that description of any but the knottiest of materials needs to be the function of a librarian. We will be able to use intelligent student workers or volunteers, probably guided by a fill-in-the-blank template, to do most bibliographic description. In fact, there is little reason in most cases to use humans at all. If the rules are sufficiently straightforward, machine-generated information (assuming intelligently written software) would suffice for this portion of the cataloging task for most materials.