Thursday, October 20, 2011

CFP: ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group (ALA Midwinter 2012)

CFP: ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group (ALA Midwinter 2012)

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its ALA Mid-Winter meeting in Dallas, TX. The meeting will be on Sunday, January 22nd from 10:30 am-Noon.

 The theme of the meeting will be "Traditions and Transitions in Library Catalogs". Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

 *   Research on evidence-based decision making and best practices for cataloging and classification in an era of budget reduction
 *   Research on transitioning from AACR2 to RDA
 *   Research on cataloging in a mixed metadata environment with records in multiple schemas, formats, and standards
 *   Research on transitioning from a traditional catalog to a web-based next-generation or FRBR catalog
 *   Research on measuring or implementing quality control in an era of batch loaded data from multiple sources

Full presentations should be 15 to 20 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations.  Brief 5 to 10 minute summaries of less extensive projects or research in progress will also be considered.

Email proposals by Friday, Oct. 21 to Susan Massey ( Please include:

 *   Presentation title
 *   A brief (1 page or less) summary of the focus of the proposed presentation
 *   Stage of project completion by January 2012
 *   Amount of time needed to make the presentation
 *   Names and positions of presenter(s)
 *   Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

CCRIG Chair 2011/12
Susan A. Massey
Head of Discovery Enhancement
Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL 32224

CCRIG Vice-Chair 2011/12
Masha Misco,
Catalog & Slavic Librarian
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056