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ALA Core IG Week March 2023 - Call for Proposals - Cataloging Norms IG

  • 1.  ALA Core IG Week March 2023 - Call for Proposals - Cataloging Norms IG

    Posted Jan 12, 2023 09:27 AM

    ** Apologies for multiple postings… **

    The ALA Core Cataloging Norms Interest Group is seeking proposals and invite you to submit them for the ALA Core IG Week 2023, March 6-10. The program will be held virtually on Friday, March 10, 2023 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (EST) / 2:00-3:00 p.m. (CST)

    The presentations should be 10-15 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 out 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 but are not limited to:

    • Cataloging and/or metadata and its related aspects in academic, public, special, or school libraries
    • Balancing and accurately representing LGBTQ+ identities with vocabulary in cataloging. Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in collections through cataloging and metadata
    • Evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms
    • Emerging concepts and implementations of "next generation catalogs"
    • Cataloging and metadata in hybrid and digital libraries
    • Changes in catalogers' workflows
    • BIBFRAME and linked data
    • How end users' expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms
    • Exposing, display, and use of local data
    • Catalogs and indexing databases, e.g. Indexing "Linky"-marc in the catalog

        Please email proposals to Bela Gupta (bgupta@umassd.edu) and Shuzhen Zhao (shaoszf@uwindsor.ca) by Friday, February 10, 2023.

        The presenters will be notified of the Co-Chairs' decision by Monday, February 20, 2023. 

        Please include in your proposal the following details:

        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!

        Thank you!

        Bela Gupta

        Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

        Claire T. Carney Library

        University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

        285 Old Westport Rd

        Dartmouth, MA 02747

        Office: 508-999-8673




        Bela Gupta
        Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
        University of Massachusetts