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DEADLINE EXTENDED - CAMMS CCRIG midwinter 2013 call for proposals


*** Call for proposals ***
The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its ALA Mid-Winter meeting in Seattle, WA. The meeting will be on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 10:30 am–11:30 am. The theme of the meeting will be “New Generation Cataloging: ‘Discovering’ new paths to old data.” Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

•  Research on user contributed metadata (such as folksonomies, tagging, keyword contributions)

•  Research, surveys or studies on discovery layer catalogs

•  Research on cataloging in a mixed metadata environment with records in multiple schemas, formats, and standards

•  Research on best practices in non-book cataloging for a new generation catalog

•  Reports on usability studies

•  Research on authority control issues in the context of user contributed data.


Full presentations should be 15 to 20 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations.  Brief 5 to 10 minute summaries of less extensive projects or research in progress will also be considered.
Email proposals by  iday, November 16 to Masha Stepanova (stepanm@muohio.edu) Please include:

•  Presentation title

•  A brief (1 page or less) summary of the focus of the proposed presentation

•  Stage of project completion by January 2013

•  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 Chair 2012/13

Masha Stepanova

Head, Cataloging & Processing

Miami University

Oxford, OH



CCRIG Vice-Chair 2012/13

Nastia Guimaraes

Electronic Resources and Serials Cataloging Librarian

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN