[Metadatalibrarians] Call for Proposal ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group ALA 2020 Annual in Chicago

Liz Bodian lizbodian at brandeis.edu
Tue Mar 10 06:24:59 PDT 2020

Call for Proposal (sample)

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ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at
ALA 2020 Annual in Chicago.

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 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.

   Best practices for digital repositories

Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs Elizabeth Bodian (
lizbodian at brandeis.edu) and Keiko Suzuki (suzukik at newschool.edu) by Monday,
April 6th, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from

Liz Bodian
Metadata Technologies Librarian, Brandeis Library

(781) 736-4645
415 South Street, MS 045 Waltham, MA 02453
Pronouns: she/her/hers

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