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The ALCTS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Full presentations should be about 15-20 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations. Brief 5 to 10 minute summaries of less extensive projects or research in progress will also be considered. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
  Research on user contributed metadata (such as folksonomies, tagging, keyword contributions)
  Research, surveys or studies on discovery layer catalogs
  Research on cataloging using multiple schema, formats, and standards
  Research on best practices in non-book cataloging for a new generation catalog
Research on evidence-based decision making for cataloging and classification
Research on innovative ways of recruiting/training non-traditional catalogers in a time of budget cuts and reduced full time cataloging staff
  Research on alternatives to the MARC format
  Research on cataloging of non-traditional materials in RDA environment
Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday, October 31st, 2014. Please include the following: 
  Presentation title
  A brief (1 page or less) summary of the focus of the proposed presentation
  Stage of project completion by January 2015
  Amount of time needed to make the presentation
  Names and positions of presenter(s)
  Email address(es) of presenter(s)
We look forward to hearing from you!
CCRIG Co-Chairs, 2014-15
Ms. Enerel Dambiinyam
Cataloging Librarian / Assistant Professor
Middle Tennessee State University
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Ms. Rachel Jaffe
Metadata Librarian
University of California, Santa Cruz
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