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ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Report on the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA

  • 1.  ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Report on the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA

    Posted Jan 27, 2016 08:57 AM
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    Reported by Wendy West


    The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group (CCRIG) met at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Conference on Sunday, January 10. Thirty-one people attended two presentations during the meeting.


    Nurhak Tuncer (City Colleges of Chicago) and Reed David (University of Alaska Anchorage) presented "Cataloging Self-Published Items" The presenters discussed the nationwide survey they conducted and the results from that survey.  The wide range of materials that are self-published, from books to video recordings, present catalogers with a variety of challenges The survey queried catalogers for details about their cataloging practices and policies for self-published materials.


    Karen Snow (Dominican University) presented “The Treatment of False Memoirs in Cataloging Practice: Practical Concerns and Ethical Implications” which examined several false memoirs and discussed the challenges they present for catalogers such as class number, subject headings and notes. Further details about her research can be found in her article:  Snow, K. (2015). An examination of the practical and ethical issues surrounding false memoirs in cataloging practice. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(8), pp. 927-947.


    Following the presentations, an announcement was made that the group is seeking candidates for vice-chair position for 2015-2016.


    Please see the attached presentations slides for more details.

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