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The ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group is inviting speakers to present at its ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.  Our charge is to discuss informally common problems concerning copy cataloging of all kinds of materials (monographs, serials, audiovisual, etc.), quality control, workflows issues, staffing needs, training and effects of cataloging rules on copy cataloging.


Our focus for the Midwinter meeting is how libraries approach different levels of copy cataloging.


Suggested topics:


Minimal level cataloging, collection records, or other kinds of cataloging that do not result in a full level cataloging record (for materials in offsite storage, for example)


Streamlined copy cataloging workflows for records which focus on descriptive cataloging and do not include classification numbers and subject headings when completed (e.g., Encoding Level 7 records)

Cloning copy cataloging records from one format to use for another format (e.g. use online record to create print record, or vice versa)


Copy cataloging productivity: challenges and successes


Please email proposal abstracts to the co-chairs by Dec. 12, 2014.  If you have questions, please contact us. Thank you!



Linda S. Geisler                                                       Nancy M. Poehlmann

Chief, U.S. Anglo Division                                    Head, Cataloging Services Dept.

Library of Congress                                               University at Albany, SUNY

101 Independence Ave., S.E.                              1400 Washington Avenue

Washington, D.C.  20540-4270                         Albany, N.Y.  12222

Phone:  202-707-0116                                         Phone:  518-442-3889

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