Thursday, April 17, 2014

Call for speakers at ALA Annual - Cataloging Norms Interest Group

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 28th, 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
•         Cataloging department collaboration with other library units
•         RDA: integration of records, training

Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday, May 9, 2014. 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
Metadata & eResources Librarian