Monday, April 21, 2014

Call for proposals - ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group meeting at ALA Annual 2014

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) invites proposals for presentations at ALA's 2014 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. The group will be meeting on Saturday, June 28th from 1:00 until 2:30.

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 15-20 minutes in length. Past presentations have covered topics such as adapting catalogs for RDA, patron driven acquisition programs, adding facets and genre headings to the catalog, and managing a batch OCLC reclamation project. Topics such as record retention policies, gathering collection information from the catalog, batch generation of records, incorporating FAST into the catalog, and management of consortial catalogs are also welcome.

Please email your proposal to Wanda Jazayeri ( We would appreciate any proposals by Friday, May 23rd.

Also, if you are interested in becoming a vice chair or co-vice chair for 2014/2015, please contact Roman Panchyshyn and Cathy Weng.

Thank you.

2013/2014 CMIG Chair
Wanda Pittman Jazayeri
Head, Catalog Maintenance, Physical Processing & Repair
The UCI Libraries
University of California, Irvine

2013/2014 Vice Chairs:
Roman S. Panchyshyn, MLIS
Catalog Librarian, Assistant Professor
University Libraries
Kent State University

Cathy Weng
Head of Cataloging
The College of New Jersey Library