Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CFP: ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group (ALA Annual, Chicago, Ill.)

CFP: ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group (ALA Annual, Chicago, Ill.)
11 July 2009, 10:30-12:00 AM
Hilton Continental C

The ALCTS Catalog Form & Function IG will be meeting in its usual high-impact, high-conflict time slot at ALA Annual this year, this time at the Chicago Hilton, the main conference hotel. Our topic this summer will be *Accentuating the "e-"*, and we are currently looking for presenters for that session. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length with 10 minutes for follow-up questions.

*Accentuating the "e-"*: Libraries are increasingly looking for ways to draw attention to their growing local and consortial investments in e-resources by flagging these titles in the catalog, adding URLs to print and e-versions, adding search filters or facets for "Online", "Internet", "e-book", and "e-journal" offerings, creating external lists, RSS feeds, and so on. We will look at some of these methods and see if they are really serving the need they were intended to serve.

A separate call will be made within CFFIG, seeking nominations for the office of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. At the conclusion of Annual, the role of Chair is to pass to Richard R. Guajardo of the University of Houston. Congratulations Richard!

Charley Pennell
Chair, CFFIG

Charley Pennell mailto:cpennell@ncsu.edu