Monday, October 06, 2008

CFP: ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter, Denver)

CFP: ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter, Denver)

The ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Discussion Group invites proposals for presentations for our meeting at Midwinter in Denver. The group will be meeting on Saturday, January 24th, from 1:30-3:30. Our theme is Cataloging Born-Digital Materials.

We are particularly interested in local policies for cataloging printouts from PDF files and other internet sources. As more and more publications are released online instead of in print, many public service librarians find themselves "printing the web." How are catalogers providing access to these materials?

The charge of the Catalog Management Discussion Group is as follows: to discuss the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority control after the initial cataloging has been performed. In this respect, catalog management is defined as the continuous upgrading and updating of a catalog, regardless of its format, be it card, microform, book or on-line. The group will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems in managing the bibliographic integrity of library catalogs.

Proposals are due by October 31, 2008.

For questions, contact:

Melissa De Fino
Chair, ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Discussion Group, 2009
Special Collections Catalog Librarian
and Acting Coordinator of Gift Cataloging
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
47 Davidson Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854