Call for Proposals: ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group 2019 Annual Meeting (Washington DC) 

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 10:30am to 11:30am.

Full presentations that are accepted are asked to be about 15 minutes long and the accepted light presentations 5-10 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion after the presentations are encouraged. See below for details:


Thinking Outside the Book: Research on Non-traditional Cataloging & Classification

Topics include (but not limited to): Research on 

o   Classification, categorization and clustering in facilitating resource organization, description and retrieval; 

o   Classification schemes, adapting or developing classification systems for describing and classifying digital documents in the library and the web; 

o   Application of bibliographic classification principles in working with digital collections and metadata in institutional and digital repositories; 

o   Ethical issues in subject analysis and biases in classification schemes, thesauri and other knowledge organization systems; 

o   Thesauri in modern information retrieval and automatic text classification; 

o   Collaboration with graduate students, faculty and researchers in digital humanities, science and other fields on data curation related projects on campus and beyond; 

o   Transforming library bibliographic data from MARC to BIBFRAME, RDA and the Library Reference Model, and other innovative cataloging and metadata projects; 

o   Communications between technical services, digital initiatives and public services; 

o   Semantic web and LOD technologies in working with library data, and cataloger's responsibilities in the linked data environment. 

Please email proposals to the Co-Chairs by Friday, April 26, 2019. In your proposal, please include the following:

·        Presentation title

·        Abstract: 150-300 words

·        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, 2018-2019

Sai Deng  [log in to unmask]

Becky Skeen  [log in to unmask]


CCRIG Co-Vice Chairs, 2018-2019

Amy B. Bailey  [log in to unmask]

Jianying Shou  [log in to unmask]