The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group held a program on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Midwinter Meeting. There were two presentations on cataloging-related research projects:Anita Kazmierczak, Metadata Librarian and Coordinator of Monographic Acquisitions at Auburn University, spoke about the changing cataloging and metadata profession in a program titled Innovative Ways to Recruit and Train New Generation of Catalogers. This presentation addressed the ways to redesign and rediscover cataloging so that it responds to present and future needs, how to find and recruit individuals to become metadata librarians, trends in library degree education and ways to improve training in cataloging and metadata specialties through a discussion of current literature.Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian at the University of Central Florida, shared a presentation called Expanding the Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections on the Metadata Practices in the Web and Digital Repositories. This presentation highlighted the ongoing changes in metadata practices in various areas, such as identity management, authority control, repository design and capability, metadata, its presentation and discovery, and linked data in a variety of digital repositories, including CONTENTdm, Islandora, Digital Commons, DSpace and Omeka.
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