ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Seattle, WA on Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 from 3 to 4 p.m.

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. Below are the details:

Theme: Research on Cataloging and Classification and Its Applications within and beyond the Library

Topics include (but not limited to):

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;

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 Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 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  sai.deng@ucf.edu

Becky Skeen  becky.skeen@usu.edu

CCRIG Co-Vice Chairs, 2018-2019

Amy B. Bailey  abbailey@indiana.edu

Jianying Shou  jianying.shou@duke.edu

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