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ALCTS- CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group invites speakers to participate at the ALCTS- CaMMS CNIG session, ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Saturday, June 29, 2013.


The mission of the CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group is to offer a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas and best practices on the dynamics of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows in the hybrid environment.


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"

--Cataloging in hybrid and digital libraries

--Changes in catalogers' workflows

--Quality control and benchmarking

--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

--Cataloging education/continuing education

--RDA: Integration of records, training

Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.  Please send abstracts of proposals to co-chairs by May 10th.  If you have questions, please contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Cataloging Norms Co-Chairs:


Ophelia Payne

Librarian/Engagement and Outreach Strategist, University of Virginia Co-Chair, ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group – [log in to unmask]


Karen Sigler

Special Collections Cataloger, Texas State University-San Marcos Co-Chair, ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group – [log in to unmask]




Emily Flynn, Co-Vice Chair, Cataloging Norms IG


Emily Flynn, Catalog Librarian, Content Operations

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