Monday, April 25, 2011

Call for Proposals: ALCTS Cataloging Norms Interest Group

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Cataloging & Classification Section (CCS) Cataloging Norms Interest Group invites speakers for its meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on Saturday, June 25th from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers and administrators.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms
  • Emerging concepts and implementations of "next generation catalogs"
  • RDA and FRBR
  • Cataloging in hybrid and digital libraries
  • Changes in catalogers' workflows
  • Emerging perceptions of cataloging quality
  • How end users' expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms
  • Metadata records and elements in different contexts
  • The impact of web norms on cataloging norms from the perspectives of web developers and catalogers

Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, with additional time allowed for questions and answers. Please send abstracts of proposals to co-chairs by Monday, May 9th.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Cataloging Norms Co-Chairs,

Michele Seikel 
Associate Prof. of Bibliography, Cataloger, 
Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University
Co-Chair, ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Interest Group

Melanie McGurr 
Coordinator of Authority Control and Database Maintenance 
Ohio State University Libraries 
Co-Chair, ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Interest Group