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ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Saturday, June 27, 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 norms
  *   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
  *   Non-MARC cataloging, including BIBFRAME
  *   Updating existing records to new standards
  *   Utilizing software tools or apps in metadata workflow

Please email proposal abstracts (300 words or less) to co-chairs by Friday, April 24, 2015. 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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Harold E. Thiele, MLIS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
Dewar College of Education and Human Services
Valdosta State University, Odum Library 4650
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698-0150
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