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Summary of the Annual Meeting 2017

The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group met on Sunday, June 25, 2017. This year's theme was communication, and featured the following two presentations:

“A Lone Cataloger No More: How Better Communication Can Help Enhance Bibliographic Description for User Discovery,” presented by Xiping Liu, Resource Description Librarian, University of Houston. Liu spoke on the challenges of communication between catalogers and special collections curators, and how that communication could be improved to benefit the description of special collections materials.

"Charting Communication: Assessment and Visualization Tools for Mapping the Communication Patterns of Cataloging and Metadata Units," presented by Becky Skeen, Special Collections/Archives Cataloging Librarian, Andrea Payant, Metadata Librarian, and Liz Woolcott, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University. This presentation reported the findings of a study on the communication patterns between the cataloging department and other library departments, including the frequency and reasons for the communications.