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The ALCTS CCS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group invites you to attend their meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on Sunday, June 26th from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in Sheraton Napoleon A1.
The CCRIG provides a showcase for presenting and discussing the latest research projects in the organization and retrieval of information.   This year’s focus is “Beyond 2010 the Year of Cataloging Research” and will begin with a brief summary of the March 2011 ALCTS e-forum discussion on that topic presented by the c o-chairs, followed by the presentations listed below:
I.                 Cataloging Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Is Author-contributed Metadata Useful?
Presenter: Xiaoli Li, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Shields Library, University of California, Davis

Summary: In 
September 2010, the University of California Davis (UC Davis) began to mandate that all theses and dissertations must be submitted in electronic form via the ProQuest UMI ETD Administrator system. The requirement has a significant impact on the University General Library which plays an essential role in providing timely access to the theses and dissertations produced at UC Davis. This presentation will describe a semi-automated workflow implemented to extract the data collected during the ETD submission and how the captured metadata is used to create MARC cataloging records for OCLC’s WorldCat database and the UC Davis Library’s own cataloging database. The presenter will discuss results from evaluating the quality of the student-supplied metadata and assessment of the usefulness of keywords and subject categories supplied by students. 
II.               Blitzing 101:  Engage, Evangelize, and Eventuate Sharing Cataloging Research and Development
Summary: The ALCTS board unanimously voted 2010 the Year of Cataloging Research.  The news enlivened a number of ALA committees and forums.  As part of the year-of-celebration the Metadata Research Center at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), and the UNC Libraries co-sponsored a series of ‘Blitz Events' allowing library school students and professional staff to share research.  The blitz events drew participants from across the research triangle park area, and highlighted the importance of sharing and discussing research.
This presentation will introduce the practice of blitzing and allow participants to experience a blitz first-hand, giving insight into how they may evangelize and eventuate blitzing in their own institutions.  Professor Jane Greenberg will provide an overview of UNC's blitzing experience, and highlight desired outcomes. SILS students, UNC-CH professional library staff, and SILS' alumnus will blitz and share their research (see blitz list below), followed by an open discussion of the research presented.
Blitz agenda
1. Jane Greenberg, professor and director, Metadata Research Center, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-CH
topic:  Let’s blitz
2. Shay Beezley , SILS master's student
topic:  Evaluating BISAC-based Headings:  What do Users and Librarians Think?
3. Renee McBride, Head, Special Formats & Metadata Section Resource Description & Management Dept., UNC-CH
topic:  CONTENTdm Authority Control Project: UNC-Chapel Hill University Libraries
4. Lauren Kage, SILS master's student
topic:  Faceted Application of Subject Terminology:  An Evaluation of Innovation by Aspiring Library Professionals
5. Jessica Mlotkowski, SILS master's student
topic:  Race as Access: Designation of Race through User-Assigned Tags for Digitized Archival Images
6. Lee Richardson, Cataloging and Metadata Coordinator, Health Sciences Libraries, UNC-CH
topic:  NC Health Info Cataloging 
7. Joyce Chapman, Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University, (SILS’ 2009)
topic:  Evaluating the Effectiveness of Manual Metadata Enhancements with A/B Testing and Google Analytics.
The CCRIG is calling for volunteers to run for Vice-Chair (2011-2012) who will then serve as Chair (2012-2013).  Please express interest to Sherab Chen, Chair at [log in to unmask] and Susan Massey, Vice-Chair at[log in to unmask].
Chair 2010-2011
Sherab Chen
Associate Professor and Coordinator for Non-Roman Cataloging
The Ohio State University Libraries
600 Ackerman Rd, Room 5773
Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: (614) 247-7460
Vice-Chair 2010-2011
Susan A. Massey
Head of Discovery Enhancement
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone 904-620-5029