Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NASIG seeks Cataloging Programming for 2010 Conference

NASIG 2010: Second Call for Proposals

NASIG 25th Annual Conference
An Oasis in Shifting Sands: NASIG at 25
June 3-6, 2010
Palm Springs, California

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) 2010 Program Planning Committee (PPC) extends a second call for proposals and/or program ideas for pre-conference, vision, strategy, and tactics sessions. We welcome all proposals related to serials and electronic resources, and we are particularly interested in the following topics in order to provide a diverse conference program:

  • Changes in the cataloging environment, particularly Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • Future directions for binding and other print-centered processes
  • On-demand and patron-driven purchasing
  • Programs reporting the findings of descriptive or experimental research on serials-related topics

The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content and timeliness, and reserves the right to combine or refocus proposals to maximize their relevance and to avoid duplication.

This Call for Proposals will close on November 6, 2009. PPC hopes to notify proposers in December 2009. Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Morag Boyd and Anne Mitchell at:

For additional details and to suggest a proposal or idea, please complete the online form.

We look forward to seeing you in Palm Springs,

Morag Boyd and Anne Mitchell, PPC Co-Chairs

Thursday, October 1, 2009

2010, the Year of Cataloging Research

In a guest editorial for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Allyson Carlyle discusses the ALCTS Implementation Task Group on the LCWG Report's declaration that 2010 will be the year of cataloging research. She encourages library-related organizations to promote programs on cataloging research. She also mentions several way individuals can contribute:
  • Generate and share inspiring research ideas;
  • Do your own research;
  • Present and publish your research;
  • Encourage and support others doing research (fill out those email surveys);
  • Read research papers and articles on bibliographic control;
  • Organize a research program or other event on bibliographic control at a conference you attend;
  • Spread the word-let everyone interested in cataloging, catalogs, metadata, bibliographic control of any sort know about it;
  • Attend programs on cataloging research at ALA and other conferences.

Read the complete editorial in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, vol. 47, issue 8 (Nov. 2009), pages 687-690.
DOI: 10.1080/01639370903223901