Monday, November 30, 2009

CFP: ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group

ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group
ALA Mid-winter, Boston, MA
Saturday 1/16/20 10:30 am-12:00 noon
HYATT--Grand Ballroom A

The ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group is looking for presenters for its session at ALA Midwinter, to be held from 10:30 to 12:00 on Saturday, January 16th. CFFIG, is interested in exploring the relationship between the catalog and external tools that feed off of the catalog. Our topic will be "Recent Trends in Catalog Architecture," and we are currently looking for presenters for this session. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length with 10 minutes for follow-up questions. Discussion will focus on the support for multiple service layers such as: Summon, Ebscohost Integrated Search, World Cat Local, Endeca, Encore, AquaBrowser, and the local catalog. Suggestions for approaches to the presentations might include:

* Workflow: data creation, harvesting, transformation

* Synchronization: post-creation record maintenance & synchronization between data stores

* Economics: cost to benefit ratio - Can we afford to support multiple service layers?

The level of discussion will be determined by the level of interest/involvement of you, the presenter! So please indicate your interest in presenting to Richard Guajardo, Chair, CFFIG ( by December 9th.

-- Richard Guajardo
Head, Integrated Library System
University of Houston
114 University Libraries
Houston, TX 77204-2000