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A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will be devoted to the experiences of catalog and metadata librarians at formal and informal RDA test sites during the recent U.S. testing phase. We invite submissions from professionals in cataloging and metadata, as well as other related disciplines. Submissions should address an aspect related to the RDA test, including but not limited to implementation, teaching, and training. 

The guest editors of the special issue, Drs. Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis and Robert O. Ellett, Jr., welcome the submission of papers for consideration. Instructions for authors can be found at http://www.informaworld.com/0163-9374. The deadline for submissions is May 16, 2011. To submit a paper, please use the ScholarOne submission system. 

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is dedicated to gathering and sharing information in the field of bibliographic organization. This highly respected journal considers the full spectrum of creation, content, management, use, and usability of bibliographic records and catalogs, including the principles, functions, and techniques of descriptive cataloging; the wide range of methods of subject analysis and classification; provision of access for all formats of materials; and policies, planning, and issues connected to the effective use of bibliographic data in catalogs and discovery tools.  The journal welcomes papers of practical application as well as scholarly research.  All manuscripts are peer reviewed.  Once published, papers are widely available through Taylor & Francisí Informaworld database and other outlets.


Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
Morgridge College of Education
University of Denver
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Denver, Colorado 80208-1700
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