Monday, October 17, 2011

ALCTS Catalog Management IG - ALA Midwinter 2012 call for proposals

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) invites proposals for presentations at ALA's 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The group will be meeting on Saturday, January 21st from 1:30 until 3:30.

CMIG's charge is to discuss the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority control after initial cataloging has been performed. Catalog management is defined as the continuous upgrading and updating of a catalog, regardless of its format, be it card, microform, book, or online. The group will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems in managing the bibliographic integrity of library catalogs.

Presentations should be 20-30 minutes in length. Past presentations have covered topics such as merging catalogs, adding facets and genre headings to the catalog, and managing a batch OCLC reclamation project.

Please email your proposal to Connie McGuire ( Proposals are due by Friday, November 11th.

For questions, please contact:

2011/2012 CMIG Chair
Connie McGuire
Head, Electronic Resources Cataloging Unit
University of Michigan Library
Ann Arbor, MI