• Call for Proposals: Cataloging Norms Interest Group, Midwinter 2019

    ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Midwinter in Seattle on Saturday, January 26th, 2019.

    Cataloging Norms Interest Group (CNIG) 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 and suggested topics:

    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 Paul Heyde ( and Rachel Turner ( by Friday, October 26st, 2018.

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