Core Cataloging Norms Interest Group

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Purpose: Offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas on the dynamics and evolution of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows. We encourage and seek out participation from anyone with an interest in cataloging - from public, academic, school, or special libraries - regardless of experience level or training.

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ALA Core Interest Group Week, March 2024 : Call for Proposals - Cataloging Norms IG

  • 1.  ALA Core Interest Group Week, March 2024 : Call for Proposals - Cataloging Norms IG

    Posted Jan 04, 2024 04:28 PM

    ** Apologies for multiple postings **

    The ALA Core Cataloging Norms Interest Group is seeking proposals for the ALA Core Interest Group Week 2024, March 4-8. We invite you to submit presentation proposals for our program, which will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (EST) / 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (CST)

    Presentations should be 15-20 minutes long, with additional time for questions and discussion. The charge of the Cataloging Norms Interest Group is to offer a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas on the dynamics and evolution of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows. We encourage and seek participation from anyone with an interest in cataloging - from public, academic, school, or special libraries - regardless of experience level or training.

    Theme: Cataloging/Metadata Norms and Workflows

    Possible topics of interest could include:

    • Challenges of cataloging electronic resources
    • Implementing provider-neutral record guidelines for electronic resources
    • Linked data workflows and implementation in the MARC environment
    • BIBFRAME and linked data
    • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in collections through cataloging and metadata
    • Best practices for cataloging workflow audits and/or analysis
    • Remediation and/or enhancement of vendor-supplied metadata records 
    • Catalog and cataloging norms: evolution, definition, and functions
    • Cataloging and/or metadata and its related aspects in academic, public, special, or school libraries

    Please email proposals to Daniel Jergovic, chair (daniel.jergovic@asu.edu) and Nincy George, vice-chair (nincy.george@railslibraries.org) by Monday, January 29, 2024.

    The presenters will be notified of decisions by Wednesday, February 7, 2024. 

    Please include the following details in your proposal:

    ·       Name(s), affiliation(s), and title(s), email address(es) of the presenter(s)

    ·       Title and short summary (max. 250 words) of the presentation

    ·       Time required to present on the topic

    We look forward to hearing from you!



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    Daniel Jergovic
    Head, Acquisitions and Metadata
    Arizona State University Library
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