Friday, October 02, 2015

CFP: ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group - ALA Midwinter 2016

 ***Call for proposals – deadline Friday, October 30, 2015***

The ALCTS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Midwinter in Boston, MA on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Full presentations should be about 15-20 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. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Research on user contributed metadata (such as folksonomies, tagging, keyword contributions)
  • Research, surveys or studies on discovery layer catalogs
  • Research on cataloging using multiple schema, formats, and standards
  • Research on best practices in non-book cataloging for a new generation catalog
  • Research on evidence-based decision making for cataloging and classification
  • Research on innovative ways of recruiting/training non-traditional catalogers in a time of budget cuts and reduced full time cataloging staff
  • Research on alternatives to the MARC format
  • Research on cataloging of non-traditional materials in RDA environment
Please email proposal abstracts to Chair by Friday, October 30, 2015. Please include the following:

  • Presentation title
  • A brief (1 page or less) summary of the focus of the proposed presentation
  • Stage of project completion by January 2016
  • 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, 2016
Ms. Wendy West
Catalog Management Services, Head
University at Albany

CCRIG Vice-Chair, 2015-2016
Laura Evans
Metadata/Cataloging Librarian
Binghamton University