Monday, March 23, 2015

CFP: ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group (ALA Annual 2015 - San Francisco)

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Saturday, June 27, 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
  • Non-MARC cataloging, including BIBFRAME
  • Updating existing records to new standards
  • Utilizing software tools or apps in metadata workflow

Please email proposal abstracts (300 words or less) to co-chairs by Friday, April 24, 2015. 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