ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Saturday, January 31st, 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

Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday, October 31st, 2014. 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


Dr. Harold Thiele

Assistant Professor

Department of Library and Information Studies

Valdosta State University



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