Thursday, April 05, 2012

CFP: CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research IG ALA Anaheim 2012

CFP: CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research IG ALA Anaheim 2012

***Call for proposals-deadline Friday April 20, 2012***

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its ALA Annual meeting in Anaheim, CA. The meeting will be on Sunday, June 24, 2012 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

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, April 20th to Susan Massey ( and copy to Masha Stepanova ( Please include:

*   Presentation title
*   A brief (1 page or less) summary of the focus of the proposed presentation
*   Stage of project completion by June 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 Stepanova,
Catalog & Slavic Librarian
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056