Monday, October 20, 2014

Call for proposals - ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group (ALA Midwinter 2015)

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 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. Past topics have included:                
· 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
· Catalogers sharing public service responsibilities
· RDA: integration of records, training
Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday, October 31st, 2014. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cataloging Norms IG Co-Chairs,

Jessica Hayden
Technical Services Manager/Assistant Professor
University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Harold Thiele
Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
Valdosta State University