The ALCTS Catalog and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Catalog
Management Interest Group invites proposals for presentations or topics
of discussion on the theme of Next Generation Discovery Systems at its
2018 ALA Midwinter meeting in Denver.
We are seeking presentations on implementations of discovery layers that
address issues related to the following questions:
·Did you choose an out-of-the-box solution, or did you develop your own
discovery layer, either in house or with a vendor?
·How are you incorporating and leveraging linked data and/or
other advanced features in your discovery layer?
·What strategies do you employ to ensure that your discovery
layer best reflects your ILS data?
The charge of the Catalog Management IG is to discuss the various issues
involved with cataloging, classification, authority control, and
metadata application after the initial cataloging has been performed,
including its impact on discovery. The group will provide a forum for
exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and
problems in managing the data integrity of library catalogs and related
Presentation or discussion proposals should include:
·A brief (300 words or less) summary of the topic
·Suggested amount of time needed to present or discuss topic
·Name(s), position(s) title(s), and email address(es) of
Please email proposals or discussion topics by Friday, December 29, 2017
to the IG co-chairs, Amber Seely ([log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and Victoria Troemel
([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>).
Proposals should not be sent in reply to this post. Please contact us if
you have any questions. More information about the CaMMS Catalog
Management IG is also available at
We look forward to hearing from you!
(Please excuse cross posting)