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Call for Proposal: ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group 2020 Virtual Session

  • 1.  Call for Proposal: ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group 2020 Virtual Session

    Posted May 14, 2020 09:48 AM

    The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group is inviting speakers to present at the ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week this June. Our session will be held on June 10 at 2:00-3:00 Eastern Time.

    We are seeking two presentations that are about 20 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion will follow the presentations.


    Theme: How cataloging can support changes and challenges affecting our libraries


    Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    * Cataloging projects in emergency situations like during COVID-19 pandemic

    * Work-from-home ideas for catalogers and cataloging staff

    * Addressing discovery layer functionality

    * Maintaining cataloging efficiency for increasingly diverse collections

    * Providing metadata insight for collection assessment

    * Promoting the need for cataloging professionals

    * Expanding metadata contribution

    * Transforming metadata with APIs

    * Adapting or developing metadata for digital collections

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

    * Thesauri in modern information retrieval and automatic text classification

    * Communication and collaboration between technical services, digital initiatives and public services

    * Working with library data in the linked data environment


    Please email proposals to the Co-Chairs by Tuesday, May 26, 2020. We will make our selections and contact applicants by Friday, May 29. 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, 2019-2020

    Amy Bailey

    Jianying Shou


    CCRIG Co-Vice Chairs, 2019-2020

    Yukari Sugiyama
    Nerissa Lindsey

    Yukari Sugiyama
    Metadata Librarian
    Yale University