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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