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ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Midwinter in Seattle on Saturday, January 26th, 2019.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group (CNIG) 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 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.

Past and suggested topics:

·        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

·        Best practices for digital repositories

Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs Paul Heyde ([log in to unmask]) and Rachel Turner ([log in to unmask]) by Friday, October 26st, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!



Liza Hickey

Manager of Technical Services and Digitization

Peoria Public Library

107 NE Monroe

Peoria, IL 61602


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