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ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at 
ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 10:30-11:30.
Cataloging Norms Interest Group offers 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, and be approximately 15-20 
minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and 
discussion. Past topics have included:
    Evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging 
    Emerging concepts and implementations of "next generation catalogs"
    Cataloging and metadata 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
    Impact of web norms on cataloging norms
    Cataloging education/continuing education
    Cataloging department collaboration with other library units
    Catalogers sharing public service responsibilities
    RDA: integration of records, training
Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday, October 31st, 
2014. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to 
hearing from you!

Cataloging Norms IG Co-Chairs,

Jessica Hayden
Technical Services Manager/Assistant Professor
University of Northern Colorado
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Dr. Harold Thiele
Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
Valdosta State University
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Robert J. Rohrbacher
Metadata Librarian for Social Sciences and Government Documents
Metadata Dept.
Stanford University Libraries
phone: 650-725-7992
fax: 650-725-1120
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