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The ALA ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group is seeking speakers to present at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, Monday, January 27, 9:00-10:00 a.m., location TBD.  The charge of the Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group is to offer a forum for discussions on policy, implementation, quality control of bibliographic and authority records, workflow, personnel and supervision, motivation and other issues of concern.


Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length and of current interest to cataloging managers, administrators, and catalogers. Additional time will be allotted for questions and discussion of the topics.

 Possible topics for discussion include but are not limited to:

o   Collaborative cataloging initiatives

o   Cataloging of born digital materials

o   Modifying cataloging and/or authority control workflows to align with institutional imperatives

o   Migrating metadata to a Next-Generation ILS

o   Linked open data training and implementation projects

o   Roles of cataloging and metadata librarians in research data services

o   Metadata schema for creating digital collections: policies and procedures

Please email the title of your presentation and an abstract to co-chairs David Van Kleeck ([log in to unmask]) and Renee Bu ([log in to unmask]) by Friday, December 20, 2019

We look forward to hearing from you!


Dave Van Kleeck - Co-Chair

Renee Bu - Co-Chair