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Cataloging and Classification Research IG Call for Proposals 2011

The ALCTS CCS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its ALA Annual Conference meeting in New Orleans. The meeting will be held on Sunday, June 26th, 2011, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Sheraton Napoleon A1.
The focus of the meeting will be the future of cataloging and classification research. We will give a brief report on the ALCTS e-forum “Beyond the Year of Cataloging Research” held March 9-10, 2011.  We will also host a presentation about encouraging research and a demonstration of a research blitz.  There is time for one additional research presentation. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Research on the future of cataloging and classification in a web-scale discovery environment
  • Research on the integration of traditional MARC cataloging with other discovery tools
  • Research on dissemination tools for innovations and research on cataloging and classification in a social networking environment
  • Research on shifts in the organizational structure of cataloging departments and/or staff in the non-traditional metadata environment
  • Research on new applications of traditional cataloging and classification rules and/or skills in non-MARC discovery tools


Presentations should be about 15 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations.

Email proposals by Monday May 23rd to Sherab Chen (chen.1140@osu.edu) and Susan Massey at susan.massey@unf.edu. Please include:

  • Presentation title
  • Brief summary of proposed presentation
  • Names and positions of presenter(s)
  • Email address(es) of presenter(s)


We look forward to hearing from you!

Sherab Chen
Associate Professor and Coordinator for Non-Roman Cataloging
The Ohio State University Libraries


Susan A. Massey
Head of Discovery Enhancement, Thomas G. Carpenter Library
University of North Florida