ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

Proposed name change for CCRIG - Please give us your feedback 

Aug 03, 2016 08:15 AM

This past year the CaMMS Executive Board has asked this group to consider changing the name of the interest group to “Research in Metadata Design and Management Interest Group.”  The CaMMS Executive Board believes the name change might broaden the scope of attendees and attract more presenters.  Here are the reasons/suggestions for the proposed change:

  • Placing "research" to the beginning of the name emphasizes that aspect of the group's focus

  • Incorporating cataloging and classification under "Metadata"

  • Adding "design and management will broaden the scope

The Vice-Chair (2015/2016), Laura Evans, and I discussed the proposed name change and decided not to implement the change, but rather to reach out to the group to get your thoughts and feelings about this change.  So please give us your feedback! 

Thank you all for your attendance and participation at this year's meetings.  I enjoyed being your Chair this past year and wish the best of luck to the incoming Chair, Laura Evans, and Vice-Chair, Rebecca Nous!

Submitted by Wendy West, Chair (2015/2016)



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Aug 03, 2016 09:12 AM

As a former chair of CCRIG, I agree that a name change would be helpful to broaden the scope. This is an important group because it is one of the few places librarians doing research projects in metadata management and application can present their findings, which is useful for those of us designing best practices. I like starting the name with Research to emphasize the group's focus. However, perhaps the proposed name may be too complicated, redundant and actually narrow the scope. After searching the terms online, it occurred to me that "Metadata Design" might be considered part of "Metadata Management", and focusing on managing metadata might exclude traditional catalog record creation.  What about simply calling it the Research in Metadata Interest Group (RIMIG) to broaden the scope more fully? The acronym is easier to remember, too! Thanks for asking.

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