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ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Saturday, June 27, 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

*                Non-MARC cataloging, including BIBFRAME

*                Updating existing records to new standards

*                Utilizing software tools or apps in metadata workflow

Please email proposal abstracts (300 words or less) to co-chairs by Friday, April 24, 2015. 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
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Dr. Harold Thiele
Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
Valdosta State University
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