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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, November 14th, 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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Enerel Dambiinyam
Cataloging Librarian
Middle Tennessee State University
James E. Walker Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132