Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CFP: ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group (ALA Annual - San Francisco 2015)

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its 2015 ALA Annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. The meeting will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 10:30 am–11:30 am. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

•       Research on RDA and its impact on end users
•       Research on cataloging of non-book materials in an RDA environment 
•       Research on evidence-based decision making for cataloging and classification
•       Research on cataloging using multiple schema, formats, and standards 
•       Research, surveys or studies on catalog discovery layers
•       Research on alternatives to the MARC format

Full presentations should be about 15 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations. Brief 5 to 10 minute summaries of less extensive projects or research in progress will also be considered. Email proposals by Friday, April 24 to Rachel Jaffe (

Please include:

•       Presentation title
•       A brief (300 words or less) summary of the focus of the proposed presentation
•       Stage of project completion by June 2015
•       Amount of time needed to make the presentation
•       Names and positions of presenter(s)
•       Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

CCRIG Chair 2014/15
Rachel Jaffe
Metadata Librarian
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

CCRIG Chair 2014/15
Enerel Dambiinyam
Assistant Professor and Cataloging Librarian
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

CCRIG Vice-Chair 2014/15
Wendy West
Head of Catalog Management Services
University at Albany, SUNY
Albany, NY