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Call for Proposal: ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

  • 1.  Call for Proposal: ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

    Posted Sep 25, 2018 08:41 AM

    Call for Proposal: ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

    The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Seattle, WA on Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 from 3 to 4 p.m.

    Full presentations that are accepted are asked to be about 15 minutes long and the accepted light presentations 5-10 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion after the presentations are encouraged. Below are the details:

    Theme: Research on Cataloging and Classification and Its Applications within and beyond the Library

    Topics include (but not limited to): 

    o   Classification, categorization and clustering in facilitating resource organization, description and retrieval; 

    o   Classification schemes, adapting or developing classification systems for describing and classifying digital documents in the library and the web; 

    o   Application of bibliographic classification principles in working with digital collections and metadata in institutional and digital repositories; 

    o   Ethical issues in subject analysis and biases in classification schemes, thesauri and other knowledge organization systems; 

    o   Thesauri in modern information retrieval and automatic text classification; 

    o   Collaboration with graduate students, faculty and researchers in digital humanities, science and other fields on data curation related projects on campus and beyond; 

    o   Transforming library bibliographic data from MARC to BIBFRAME, RDA and the Library Reference Model; 

    o   Communications between technical services, digital initiatives and public services; 

    o   Semantic web and LOD technologies in working with library data, and cataloger's responsibilities in the linked data environment.


    Please email proposals to the Co-Chairs by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. In your proposal, please include the following:

    • Presentation title
    • Abstract: 150-300 words
    • 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 Co-Chairs, 2018-2019

    Sai Deng

    Becky Skeen


    CCRIG Co-Vice Chairs, 2018-2019

    Amy B. Bailey

    Jianying Shou


    Sai Deng
    Metadata Librarian
    University of Central Florida