Friday, October 04, 2013

Call for speakers at ALA Midwinter - Cataloging Norms Interest Group (Philadelphia January 25, 2014)

Call for speakers at ALA Midwinter - Cataloging Norms Interest Group (Philadelphia January 25, 2014)

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia on Saturday, Jan. 25th, 2014 at 10:30-11:30.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas and best practices on the dynamics of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows in the hybrid environment.
Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers and administrators, and be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion. Topic possibilities include:

*         Evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms
*         Emerging concepts and implementations of "next generation catalogs"
*         Cataloging and metadata in hybrid and digital libraries
*         Changes in catalogers' workflows
*         Quality control and benchmarking
*         How end users' expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms
*         Metadata records and elements in different contexts
*         Impact of web norms on cataloging norms
*         Cataloging education/continuing education
*         RDA: integration of records, training

Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday October 11th, 2013. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cataloging Norms Co-Chairs,

Janet Ahrberg
Associate Professor/Catalog Librarian
Oklahoma State University<>

Emily Flynn
Wooster, OH<mailto:>