Monday, September 18, 2006

CFP: Catalogue & Index (Winter Issue - themed CIG Today)

CFP: Catalogue & Index (Winter Issue - themed CIG Today)

Call for Papers

Proposals submission date: 250 words by Friday 27 October 2006

The editors are accepting proposals for the Winter issue of Catalogue & Index, which will be themed 'CIG Today' and will aim to show the diversity of cataloguing, indexing, metadata and related roles available.

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We are looking for:
-short vignettes (300-600 words)
-case studies of specific projects / roles (600-900 words)
-discursive essays on aspects of practice / experience (upwards of 900 words)

Suggested topics could include, but are not limited to:
-a day in the life of a metadata editor / rare books cataloguer, etc.
-the regrading of cataloguers in the academic sector
-international standards vs local search requirements: the balancing act
-the art and science of taxonomy design
-networking: influencing through indexing
-what they didn't teach me at library school
-DDC, BLISS, LC: classification schemes I have known
-why health librarians / law librarians, etc., need to bother with cataloguing
-integrated catalogues: the sweat behind the search results

Ideally, we would like to represent all the major sectors of the LIS community: academic, commercial, public, and special. We would also be happy to hear from students, lecturers and paraprofessionals.

This issue will be used as a promotional tool at future events, so if accepted, your work will reach not only the existing readership of C&I, but a wide range of others interested in cataloguing, indexing and metadata.

In the first instance, please send your name, contact details and proposal (no more than 250 words) to by Friday 27 October. If accepted, the final submission date for articles will be Thursday 30 November 2006.

Anne Welsh, Editor
Catalogue & Index: Periodical of the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group