Cataloging Norms Interest Group

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 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. Topic possibilities include:      


•         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

•         RDA: integration of records, training


Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday, May 9, 2014. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


Cataloging Norms Co-Chairs,


Janet Ahrberg

Associate Professor/Catalog Librarian

Oklahoma State University


Emily Flynn

Metadata & eResources Librarian


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