Saturday, April 05, 2008

CFP: ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Discussion Group (ALA Annual, 2008)

CFP: ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Discussion Group (ALA Annual, 2008)

ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Discussion Group invites speakers for its meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, Saturday, June 28, 2008 from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers and administrators.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms; emerging concepts and implementations of "next generation catalogs"; RDA; FRBR; cataloging in hybrid and digital libraries; changes in basic cataloging work and
catalogers' responsibilities; changes in catalogers' workflows; emerging perceptions of cataloging quality; how end users' expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms; metadata records and elements in different contexts; and the impact of web norms on cataloging norms from
the perspectives of web developers and catalogers.

Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Time will be allowed for questions and answers. Speakers are encouraged to lead discussions.

Please send abstracts of proposals to co-chairs Tatiana Barr [Catalog Librarian, Catalog and Metadata Services, Yale University Library. E-mail:] or Lihong Zhu [Head, Bibliographic Control Dept., Washington State University Libraries. E-mail:] by May 9, 2008.